South African symposium to inform students

By Taylor Spaw

On Wednesday, Jan. 26th, the College of Arts and Sciences will host another event in support of the theme year Kentucky and South Africa, Common Grounds Different Lands. The first portion of the symposium is titled “Schooling in the Logic of Policy.”

Guest speaker, Dr. Heather Jacklin of the University of CapeTown, school of education will speak about policy changes in education systems in times of social, economic and political change. Alan de Young from UK Policy and Evaluation, and Leon Sachs from UK French will accompany as commentators and discussants of the symposium.

“Our hope is that a deeper understanding of the nature of standardized education will result from the Symposium,” said Theodore Schatski, Dean of Faculty of the College of Arts and Sciences.

The year focusing on South Africa has also brought other events to campus and even new courses to the University.

Sophomore Katie Dermody took the course “Kentucky and South Africa.”

“I really did not know anything about South Africa so I thought I’d check it out.”

“Once I took the class I realized that South Africa is just a regular country, it has overcome social, economic and political issues to become what it is today,” Dermody said.

There will also be a public health symposium on Friday. Schooling in the Logic Policy starts at 4:00 p.m. in the faculty lounge of Dickey Hall. For more information visit