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Visiting Fulbright Scholar from South Africa: Dr. Sylvan Blignaut
   March 28, 2011

Dr. Sylvan Blignaut of South AfricaOn 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.

Biography of Dr. Sylvan Blignaut

Scroll down to view Dr. Blignaut´s recorded presentation sessions!

Videos of Dr. Blignaut's Presentations

South Africa: History, Culture and Future Challenges

Photos of Dr. Blignaut's Visit to UNE

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The Education System of South Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

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