- B.A. (UCT)
- B.A. Hons (UCT)
- M.Ed (Adult Education) UKZN
- PhD (Adult Education) UKZN
- I have worked at UKZN/Natal University for 20 years as an academic. Prior to this, I did commissioned research for the National Land Commission, and the Black Sash.
- Publications that I have been involved in have won various awards (eg. University Book Prize, NADEOSA materials award).
- Knowledge generation outside of the Academy, and how this fits/is different from that generated inside the academy – in particular, social movement knowledge generation and social movement learning; ‘development’, in particular its effects on the poor; popular education; radical/critical adult education, especially the work of Paulo Freire.
- As above. I teach within the disciplines of Adult Education and Education and Development, from undergraduate to postgraduate level.
Chapters in Books
- Harley, A. 2014. The pedagogy of road blockades. Interface, 6(1)., 266-296
- Harley, A. 2012. Power, ethics and politics in using photovoice. International Journal of Qualitative Methods, 11(4) pp.320-339)
Chapters in Books
- Harley, A. 2014. Social Movement Learning. Coghlan, D. & Brydon-Miller, M. (Eds.). The SAGE Encyclopaedia of Action Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE. (In press).
- Harley, A. 2012. “We are poor, not stupid”: learning from autonomous grassroots social movements in South Africa. In Hall, B.L., Clover, D.E., Crowther, J. & Scandrett, E. (Eds.). Learning and education for a better world: The role of social movements. Rotterdam: Sense.
- Harley, A. & Rule, P.N. 2012. Access, redress, success: Exploring an alternative access programme in education and development. In Dhunpath, R. and Vithal, R. (Eds.). Access to Higher Education in South Africa: Reflective of under-prepared students or under-prepared institutions? Cambridge: Pearson
- I supervise students at Honours, Masters and PhD level, largely within the areas of interest as described above. I am particularly keen to work with students working in a critical framework.
- I head up the Paulo Freire project of the Centre for Adult Education, which has links with the Paulo Freire Institutes in other parts of the world. Part of this work involves running a variety of activities on and off campus. Much of this work is done in collaboration with civil society organisations.
- I am currently a member of the Popular Education Network, an international network of people involved in popular education.