Education Summary

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ACADEMIC DEGREES:

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (1996): Ethnomusicology, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University , Durham, North Carolina.

Research advisor: Dr. Claudia Strauss (Harvard).    

Dissertation title: "THE MUSIC INDABA: Music as Mirror, Mediator and Prophet in the South African Transition from Apartheid to Democracy"  Research Expertise Areas: Anthropological theories of social transitions, history of anthropology, ideologies and apartheid, ethnomusicology of Southern Africa, non-violent conflict resolution, inter-cultural communication, peace movements.. .

MASTER OF ARTS (1994): Cultural Anthropology, Duke University , Durham, North Carolina. Research advisor: Dr. Claudia Strauss (Harvard University) and Dr. William O' Barr (Northwestern)  Thesis title:.POLYPHONIC VOICES IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY: Reviewing History and Identity in South Africa through the Heteroglossic Discourse of Music.

Field of Thesis Specialization: Sociolinguistics

Thesis Title: POLYPHONIC VOICES IN A COMPLEX SOCIETY:

Reviewing History and Identity in South Africa”.

Course Credits:


Theories of Cultural Anthropology

History of Anthropology

Anthropology as Applied Profession

Ethnography of Communication

Sociocultural Anthropology

Comparative Methods

 

Language and Society

Cognitive Anthropology

Cognitive Psychology

African Studies: The Idea of Africa

History of Apartheid in South Africa

Future Democracy in South Africa

HONOURS DEGREE (1982): English Literature. University of South Africa, Pretoria.                                                                                

Specialization Topic: The Social Writings of the Romantic Era in Britain

Coursework:

Middle English: Translation and Literary Appreciation

Shakespeare and his Age: The Complete Plays

Twentieth Century Literature

Twentieth Century Literary Theory

 

BACHELOR OF ARTS (1977):, Witwatersrand University Johannesburg, South Africa, 1979. 

English, Afrikaans / Nederlands, Philosophy of Religions, Classical Life and Thought, History and Appreciation of Music. 

PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS:

HIGHER EDUCATION DIPLOMA- Postgraduate (1980): University of Pretoria, South Africa.

Areas of Specialization: Fundamental Education, Didactic Pedagogics, Psycho-pedagogics, Socio-pedagogics, Special Education, History of Pedagogics, Speech Training, Institutional Organization, Administration, Guidance and Advising.

ROYAL SOCIETY OF THE ARTS T.E.F.L. CERTIFICATION: International House, London. (Teaching English as a Foreign Language).\

Specialization: International Teaching Methodology

Major Areas and Coursework:

Principles of Language Teaching and Learning

Techniques for Development of Competence in Communication

Monolingual and Multilingual Classes

Educational Techniques for Intercultural Classes

Language Analysis

Phonetic Systems

 

 

SPECIALIZED FIELD TRAINING:

 

MARCH 1995:FCC (Federal Communications Commission) CERTIFICATION:

                        RADIO PRESENTATION IN EDUCATIONAL  INSTITUTIONS.

                                Training, written and audio audition of the Federal Communications Commission.

                                WXDU 88.7FM Radio Station, Durham, North Carolina

 

1989

Zulu Language Course. University of Witwatersrand Adult Education Program

1987-8

Educators Instructional Training: Courses to teach the Educational Theories and Strategies for  Basic Instructors' Course and the

Advanced Instructors' Courses:  Education and Training Division: Standard Bank of South Africa, Johannesburg

1986-1987:

Video Production Training: Scriptwriting, Camera and Editing Head of Video Production and Training Department:

Wim Spronk, Education and Training Division, Standard Bank of South Africa