ERIC Number: ED365190
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Priorities and Strategies To Meet the Challenge: Educational Development in Post-Apartheid Universities. ASHE Annual Meeting Paper. Draft.
Pavlich, G. C.; And Others
This paper describes the effects of apartheid on higher education in South Africa and formulates strategies to restructure post-apartheid higher education for the greatest educational development for all South Africans. It explains that South Africa's apartheid system deliberately structured education to provide a well-funded system for whites at direct expense to other groups. These inequalities were further entrenched through a "Christian National Education" ideology which permeated curriculum and the cultures of learning. Inequalities have produced various degrees of educational disadvantage. Many institutions currently want to enroll more and more black students but in the process confront the consequences of apartheid education and so experience a tension between growth and diversity and maintaining quality education. The first step in response is to develop a strategy for educational development priorities for institutions that classifies institutions between two polar types. Classification then allows institutions to select appropriate educational development initiatives which usually take the form of either academic support for students or academic development for faculty. A series of core access initiatives, educational effectiveness approaches, and resource deployment strategies are listed and described. (Contains 22 references.) (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting; South Africa
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (18th, Pittsburgh, PA, November 4-7, 1993).