Intellectuals Under Fire

  • Jonathan Jansen Dean of Education, University of Pretoria

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Jonathan Jansen, Dean of Education, University of Pretoria
Prof Jonathan Jansen is Dean of Education, University of Pretoria. His current research is on institutional cultures in Higher Education, and the interactional effects of multiple policies on teacher and decisionmaking. His recent books include: Mergers in Higher Education and Teachers Policy Implementation Studies in Education. Jonathan is a beginner jazz musician, an inside left in soccer, a flank in rugby, and hopeless at golf. The otherwise superb idea of hitting a white ball just does not appeal to him. His favourite food is cabbage ‘bredie’ - provided it is served a day old! Shortly after he named his daughter Nomzamo (after Winnie) and his son Mikhail (after Gorbachev), both fell from power. With this in mind, he would like to name his next child Manto. His wife is Grace (whose sister is Faith) - superb Christian virtues, both of them, except when he works late (which is all the time). The best part of his job is teaching first year students, and the next topic on “the social construction of identity” will actually be addressed via the pedagogic facility offered in the question, “Is Happy White?”. His motto: “the fact that we live in the third does not mean that we should settle for a third world education”.
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