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Journal of Education (University of KwaZulu-Natal)

versão On-line ISSN 2520-9868
versão impressa ISSN 0259-479X


LE GRANGE, Lesley; DU PREEZ, Petro; RAMRATHAN, Labby  e  BLIGNAUT, Sylvan. Decolonising the university curriculum or decolonial-washing? A multiple case study. Journal of Education [online]. 2020, n.80, pp.25-48. ISSN 2520-9868.

In this article, we report on four case studies of how higher education institutions have grappled with the demands of decolonisation of their curricula. In some respects, the cases differ in form and content, and the unique responses to decolonisation of each institution are described and analysed. An important similarity among the institutions was the use of extensive public lectures, seminars, and workshops as a common strategy to deal with the calls for the decolonising of curricula. The inquiry is motivated by our concern that some institutions, in an effort to comply, might resort to instrumentalist and quick-fix solutions to decolonise curricula, which result in decolonial-washing rather than substantive change. We discuss the following themes based on the data and literature: decolonial-washing; decolonising of curricula as a national project; political symbolism; and the need for complicated conversations. We also reflect on the methodology used in this study.

Palavras-chave : case study; complicated conversations; curriculum; decolonisation/decoloniality; decolonial-washing; higher education.

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