ERIC Number: ED390981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: 0
Youth in the New South Africa. Towards Policy Formulation. Main Report of the Co-operative Research Programme: South African Youth.
Van Zyl Slabbert, F., Ed.; And Others
In view of the sweeping political and social changes in South Africa, the Human Sciences Research Council and other agencies established the Co-operative Research Programme: South African Youth, a program to undertake research on the problems, challenges, and opportunities facing South African youth. This report presents the information base of data, summaries of contract and other research reports, including a survey of a national sample of South African youth, four task group reports, some relevant publications, and input by members of the program's steering committee. The report should be seen as an extended policy recommendation document, rather than as a comprehensive research report. Chapter 1 provides background on a number of youth issues. Chapter 2 contextualizes South African youth in the country's changing society. Chapters 3 through 6 deal with social and cultural life, education, the economy, and politics. Chapter 7 offers general policy principles and recommendations, and chapter 8 discusses proposed structures for the implementation of a youth policy. An appendix contains summaries of the 45 contract and research reports. (Contains 19 tables, 1 figure, and 161 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cultural Differences, Economic Factors, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Policy Formation, Political Influences, Racial Differences, Research Reports, Social Change, Urban Youth, Youth Problems
Human Sciences Research Council Publishers, 134 Pretorius Street, 0001 Pretoria, South Africa.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers: South Africa