Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Kell, Catherine en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Prinsloo, Mastin en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Arend, Abdul Moeain en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-12-26T06:23:00Z
dc.date.available 2014-12-26T06:23:00Z
dc.date.issued 2002 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Arend, A. 2002. Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10066
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 160-164. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract The study seeks to answer the research question: "What constructs the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service (SAPS)?" To answer the research question, ethnographic methods were employed to gather data in a police station on the Cape Flats, renamed Phatisanani police station. In researching the gap between past and present literacy practices of police officers in the station, the effects the shift in institutional discourses from the early years of the South African Police (SAP), to after the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa had on police officers' professional discourses and their associated literacy practices were illuminated. The study suggests that institutional discourses after 1994 are conflicting with the professional discourse and associated literacy practices of police officers at Phatisanani police station. The research argues that the conflict between contemporary institutional discourses in the SAPS and the professional discourse of police officers in the station is leading to 'disorder of discourses' (Wodak, 199B). Drawing on theories from the New Literacy Studies the research concludes that the gap between past and present literacy practices in the SAPS is embedded in the 'disorder' between contemporary institutional and professional discourses, the 'disorder' between the social roles of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'; and the recontextualisation of literacy practices across various sites of practice in the SAP prior to 1994. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Education en_ZA
dc.title Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service en_ZA
dc.type Masters Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department School of Education en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MPhil en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Arend, A. M. (2002). <i>Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10066 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Arend, Abdul Moeain. <i>"Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10066 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Arend AM. Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,School of Education, 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10066 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Arend, Abdul Moeain AB - The study seeks to answer the research question: "What constructs the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service (SAPS)?" To answer the research question, ethnographic methods were employed to gather data in a police station on the Cape Flats, renamed Phatisanani police station. In researching the gap between past and present literacy practices of police officers in the station, the effects the shift in institutional discourses from the early years of the South African Police (SAP), to after the 1994 democratic elections in South Africa had on police officers' professional discourses and their associated literacy practices were illuminated. The study suggests that institutional discourses after 1994 are conflicting with the professional discourse and associated literacy practices of police officers at Phatisanani police station. The research argues that the conflict between contemporary institutional discourses in the SAPS and the professional discourse of police officers in the station is leading to 'disorder of discourses' (Wodak, 199B). Drawing on theories from the New Literacy Studies the research concludes that the gap between past and present literacy practices in the SAPS is embedded in the 'disorder' between contemporary institutional and professional discourses, the 'disorder' between the social roles of 'insiders' and 'outsiders'; and the recontextualisation of literacy practices across various sites of practice in the SAP prior to 1994. DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service TI - Constructing the gap between past and present literacy practices in the South African Police Service UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/10066 ER - en_ZA


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