Book — xiii, 459 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 22 cm.
1. Constructing Futures
2. Living in a City, Town, and Location
3. Extrinsic Barriers to Learning and Judgements of Normality
4. A Loving Education
5. Promoting Specialness/Creating Transformations
6. The Politics of Obligations
7. Being Taught How to Hope8. Moral Contestation and the Value of Schooling.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Taking Care of the Future examines the moral dimensions and transformative capacities of education and humanitarianism through an intimate portrayal of learners, volunteers, donors, and educators at a special needs school in South Africa and a partnering UK-based charity. Drawing on his professional experience of "inclusive education" in London, Oliver Pattenden investigates how systems of schooling regularly exclude and mishandle marginalized populations, particularly exploring how "street kids" and poverty-afflicted young South Africans experience these dynamics as they attempt to fashion their futures. By unpacking the ethical terrains of fundraising, voluntourism, Christian benevolence, human rights, colonial legacies, and the post-apartheid transition, Pattenden analyzes how political, economic and social aspects of intervention materialize to transform the lives of all those involved. (source: Nielsen Book Data)