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Linda Chisholm

Name: Linda Chisholm
Location: Research Village,House 8 Auckland Park Kingsway Campus
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Tel: 011 559 1148/1920


About Linda Chisholm


Ph.D. University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (1989) MA University of London School of Oriental and African Studies (1980) Postgraduate Certificate of Education (PGCE) University of London Institute of Education (1978) BA (Hons) University of Cape Town (1976)  

Employment History

Professor, Centre for Education Rights and Transformation, University of Johannesburg Special Advisor to Minister of Basic Education, 2015 Director, Human Science Research Council : in research programmes: Education, Science and Skills Development; Child Youth, Family and Social Development and Education Policy Research, 2002-2009 Chair and Professor of Education, University of Natal Durban (now University of KwaZulu-Natal), 2000 Director, Education Policy Unit, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1991-1999 Senior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1989-1991 Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1984-1989 Junior Lecturer, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, 1981-1984 1994 – To date National Government Appointments Member of Ministerial Committee on Diversity in South African Textbooks, 2016-8 Special Advisor to Minister of Basic Education, 2009-2014 Reference Group, Ministerial Committee on Gender Equality in Education, 2004 – 2005 Ministerial Committee Project Leader for Review and Revision of Curriculum 2005, Ministry of Education, Pretoria, 2000-2002 Chair, Ministerial Review Committee to review Curriculum 2005, 2000  

Other Positions held

Board member of the Centre for Research on Education and the Labour Market, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg Advisory Board member of Wits Mathematics South African Research Chairs Connect project Board member of Public Affairs Research Institute (PARI) Johannesburg Member of ILO/UNESCO Board of Experts on Teachers   NRF B Rated Researcher  


2017 – 2018 Associate Editor (Education and Social Science) ASSAF’s South African Journal of Science 2014 – Executive Committee member of Education as Change 2012 – International Advisory Board, Journal of Curriculum Studies 2008 – Editorial Advisory Board, Girlhood Studies 2013-7 Associate Editor of International Journal of Educational Development 2005- 2010 Editor, Southern African Review of Education 2008 – 2012 Editorial Advisory Board, Development Southern Africa 2002- 2008 International Advisory Editorial Board, Compare 2006-8 International Advisory Board, Gender and Education 2004- Editorial Advisory Board, African Education Review 2005-8 HSRC Press Editorial Board  

Professional Registration and Affiliations

International Standing Conference on the History of Education (ISCHE) (Scientific Committee) Comparative and International Education Society (CIES) (Member) British Education Research Association (Member) South African Education Research Association (SAERA) (Member) Southern African Comparative and History Education Society (SACHES)