Against all odds: The role of ‘community cultural wealth’ in overcoming challenges as a black African woman

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Nkambule, Thabisile
dc.date.accessioned 2016-06-17T13:43:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-06-17T13:43:41Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.citation Nkambule, T. (2014). Against all odds: The role of ‘community cultural wealth’ in overcoming challenges as a black African woman. South African Journal of Higher Education, 28(6), pp. 1999-2012. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/20494
dc.description.abstract Academic challenges for students from ‘previously disadvantaged backgrounds’ do not necessarily begin at university, but start during their school years, as was the case for the author. This article is in three parts. Firstly, the author presents a brief narration of the challenges faced before she went to university, which influenced her undergraduate progress. Secondly, the author describes the key challenges she experienced as an undergraduate in particular courses and in a postgraduate education course. Thirdly, she focuses on the challenges she encountered during her first work experience as a black African PhD student and tutor on an education campus. In particular, the author focuses on key challenging incidents and how she approached and engaged with them to enable a successful journey through university as a student and young academic staff member. In the form of a first-person narration, the qualitative research method of ‘testimony’ is used to reflect critically on her academic and professional journeys as a black African woman in the post-apartheid era. Testimony was chosen because it provides an epistemic lens to support an analytical inquiry into experiences and intellectual understanding of self and community. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Unisa en_ZA
dc.subject Community cultural wealth – South Africa en_ZA
dc.subject Black African women – higher education – South Africa en_ZA
dc.title Against all odds: The role of ‘community cultural wealth’ in overcoming challenges as a black African woman en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

Search WIReDSpace


Browse

My Account