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Professor Shireen Motala
Prof Motala is currently the Head: Postgraduate School (PGS), South African Research Chair in Teaching and Learning, University of Johannesburg (UJ) and a professor in the Faculty of Education. She is an established rated researcher and her research interests and area of expertise includes: Equity and social justice; Teaching and learning in higher education; Schooling; Access to Higher Education; Education – Finance; Education policy; Postgraduate education She has recently edited the book: “From Ivory Towers to Ebony Towers: Transforming Humanities Curricula in South Africa, Africa, and African-American Studies” (published by Jacana, Mar. 2020)
Prof Jace Pillay
Prof Jace Pillay holds a South African National Research Foundation Research Chair in Education and Care in Childhood. He heads a research team focusing on the educational, psychological, and social care of orphans and vulnerable children.
Prof Salim Vally
Prof Salim Vally is the Director for the Centre for Education Rights and Transformation and Chair in Community, Adult and Worker Education. He is also a visiting professor at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. He completed his doctorate at UKZN and studied at Wits and York universities. He was a visiting lecturer at the universities of York, Columbia, Virginia and Fort Hare. His scholarly interests include educational and social policy as they relate to human rights, democracy and socio-economic justice.
Prof Elizabeth Henning
Prof Elizabeth Henning is the South African National Research Foundation Chair for “Integrated Studies of Learning Language, Mathematics and Science in the Primary School.” She leads research in mathematical cognition and language in the early years of school as well as primary school children’s learning of science concepts and reading of science texts. She is a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association. She combines instructional film production with research.