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Prof Salim Vally

Prof Salim Vally
Centre for Education Rights and Transformation

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Research Village,House 8
011 559 1148/1912


Ph.D, University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2013  
MEd, University of the Witwatersrand, 1997
BEd, University of the Witwatersrand, 1984


Recent Books

Reflections on Knowledge, Learning and Social Movements: History's Schools (co-edited with Aziz Choudry; Routledge, 2017)

Education, Economy and Society (co-edited with Enver Motala; UNISA Press, 2014),-Economy-and-Society. Awarded the Hiddingh-Currie prize in 2015 and voted a runner-up in the 2016 inaugural National Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIHSS) awards in the edited non-fiction category.

Employment History

Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. Visiting Professor, Nelson Mandela University. July 2013

Director, Centre for Education Rights and Transformation (CERT) and Senior Researcher, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. March 2012

Senior Researcher, CERT, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg. July 2009

Visiting Lecturer, School of Social Science, York University, Canada. Aug. 2007-July 2008

Senior Researcher Education Policy Unit and Senior Lecturer School of Education, University of the Witwatersrand Feb.1995-June 2009

Acting Director, Education Policy Unit, University of the Witwatersrand Jan.2002-Dec.2004

Visiting Scholar, Institute for Social and Economic Research, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University, United States. Oct. 2001-Jan. 2002

Co-ordinator, Workers' Education Unit, Project for an Alternative Education in SA Jan.-Aug. 1994

National Educator, South African Commercial Catering and Allied Workers' Union/National Education Committee, COSATU. March 1990-Dec.1993

Regional Educator, Commercial, Catering and Allied Workers' Union of South Africa Jan.1985-Feb.1990

Writer/Literacy Tutor, Learn and Teach Literacy Organisation Dec.1983-Dec.1984

Teacher, Willow Crescent High, Eldorado Park March 1982-Nov.1983


Current Board Membership

Section 11 Committee on the Right to Education – South African Human Rights Commission (2017-)

Critical Friends, Education International (2012-)

Rutu Foundation for Intercultural and Multilingual Education, Surinam/Netherlands, (2010-)

Big Fish School of Digital Filmmaking (2016-)

Executive Board Member, Afro-Middle East Centre, (2009-)

Member of the editorial collective, Amandla Magazine, (2009-) 

International Journal of Human Rights Education, Department of International and Multicultural Education, University of San Francisco (2016-)

Journal for Critical Education Policy Studies, University College, Northampton, UK, (2005-)

Education as Change Journal, Faculty of Education, University of Johannesburg (2013-)

Journal of Holy Land and Palestine Studies, University of Edinburgh, UK (2016-)

International Journal of Learning, University of Illinois, US (2008-)