TREADING A DELICATE TIGHTROPE, a principal balancing between education and political change during turbulent times

: Burton (M.)

R 180.00
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226pp., illus., paperback, Makhanda, 2022


Mike Burton was school principal at All Saints College in the Eastern Cape in the1980s and 1990s. All Saints College, a secondary school offering world class education to children classified Black by the apartheid government, was established by Richard Todd outside Bisho in what was then the Ciskei homeland. The school opened in 1986 and closed in 1997.

"Mike Burton’s leadership must truly be remembered as one of the markers on the course of doing at times the impossible, viz. to teach excellently as well as to struggle with conviction" Franklin Sonn, Chancellor of the University of the Free State,

Currently Mike Burton works with a small company of retired educators supporting rural and township schools around East London in the Eastern Cape.