|- SCHOOLS AND THE SPREAD OF GLOBAL CULTURE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA’S RURAL COMMUNITIES: 502 kb|
|by McLachlan, Gavin | email@example.com |
|This paper reports on a programme of research and design into |
schools in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province in South
Africa and flowing from this comments on the spread of global
values and culture into previously isolated communities through
|SCHOOLS AND THE SPREAD OF GLOBAL CULTURE IN SOUTHERN AFRICA’S RURAL COMMUNITIES:|
RESEARCH INTO THE PLANNING AND DESIGN OF RURAL SCHOOLS IN THE EASTERN CAPE PROVINCE OF SOUTH AFRICA
PROFESSOR GAVIN McLACHLAN
SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE
UNIVERSITY OF PORT ELIZABETH
· This contribution is about planning for the provision of and research into the design of formal schools in the rural, tribal communities in the Eastern Cape Province of South Africa.
· My personal involvement was as supervisor of the research programme.
· The paper is interesting because formal education is one of the most important means by which global culture is spread into previously isolated tribal communities in Southern Africa, something quite different from the impact of globalization on large sophisticated cities.
The School of Architecture at the UPE has been involved in research into school planning and design in the rural areas of the Eastern Cape Province for some time. In this research it has worked very closely with officials of the Provincial Government.
These officials, in fact, approached the UPE in 1999 with the request that the School of Architecture become involved in research into the planning for and design of schools in the rural areas of the Province. Our programme of planning, design and research involved the production of three outputs, namely:
*The production of designs for schools by students working within the constraints of context.
*The production of a Design Primer handbook for use in the design of rural schools by both officials, communities and consultants.
*The completion of research theses by Masters students into aspects of school design.
The completion of these undertakings has led to the development of insights into the impact of change brought about by education on previously isolated communities in Southern Africa. The paper will elaborate on these insights.
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