Jonathan Jansen

Jonathan Jansen is the Rector and Vice-Chancellor of the University of the Free State. He is former Dean of Education at the University of Pretoria (2001-2007) and an Honorary Doctor of Education from the University of Edinburgh as well as Cleveland State University.

His recent academic books are Knowledge in the Blood (2009, Stanford University Press), while he has also co-authored Diversity High: Class, Color, Character and Culture in a South African High School (2008, University Press of America). In these and related works he examines how education leaders balance the dual imperatives of reparation and reconciliation in their leadership practice. Knowledge in the Blood received an outstanding book recognition award from the American Educational Research Association. His co-authored book Curriculum: Organizing Knowledge for the Classroom is in its second edition, Oxford University Press.