Value Education and Curriculum Development in a Post-Apartheid Society: The Case of South Africa
In this paper a brief description will be given of the rationale for the transformation process in South African education, which will include an overview of recent developments in education, including the broad framework and principles of the revised curriculum. In addition to this an overview of possible curriculum orientations will be given as this can provide a theoretical background and underpinning for the analysis of the curriculum. The aim is thus to describe possible curriculum orientations and then to assess whether the new school curriculum for Grades R-12 and aspects of the new education dispensation show characteristics of these orientations and to what extent this include and promote values education In addition to this, an overview will thus also be given of different approaches in value education, as this will also provide a theoretical background and to what extent certain key values are indeed accommodated through these curriculum orientations and in the new curriculum.
Keywords: Curriculum Development, Curriculum Orientations, Value Education
Prof. Arend Carl
Professor in Curriculum Studies and Deputy Dean (Teaching), Faculty of Education, Stellenbosch University