On March 28th, 2011 Universidad del Este welcomed Visiting Fulbright Lecturer Dr. Sylvan Blignaut of Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in Port Elizabeth, South Africa! Dr. Blignaut is currently a Fulbright Post Doctoral Researcher at the University of Washington in Bothell. His visit was co-sponsored by both UNE’s School of Education and UNE´s Multi Language Learning Center.
Dr. Blignaut gave two presentations to UNE students, faculty and associates in the Salón de Actos. Dr. Blignaut´s first presentation, “South Africa: History, Culture and Future Challenges” offered a wonderful overview of the country of South Africa. The second presentation, entitled “The Education System of South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities” gave UNE students, faculty and associates a glimpse of the education system in South Africa and the role that it has played in the cultural and economic development of the nation. Both presentations were live-streamed over the Internet. Scroll down to view Dr. Blignaut´s recorded presentation sessions!
South Africa: History, Culture and Future Challenges
The Education System of South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities