ERIC Number: ED419088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
The Integration of Education and Training in South Africa within the Context of Labour Market Theories and Globalisation.
The issue of integration of education and training is emerging at this particular period in South Africa's (SA's) history due to the changing global and domestic economic context. The Regulation Theory provides a rigorous analytical framework for understanding the relationship between education and the economy and for explaining the crisis in SA's capitalism. It shows how capitalism mutates, becoming stronger rather than weaker after successive crises. The SA economy has experienced the following: phenomenal growth from the early 1960s to mid-1970s; slower growth in the remainder of the 1970s with economic recession; a boom between 1978-82; and a deep recession in the mid-1980s. SA lacks a training culture because of the short-term perspective of industry, voluntarist industrial training policies, and low priority placed on work force training. Development however, continues on curriculum frameworks for general and further education and training, adult basic education and training, and on the relationship between lifelong learning and National Qualifications Framework. Proposals regarding mobility within the postsecondary and tertiary education sectors show unions, the African National Conference, state, and employers are united in their demand for greater student flow within an enlarged postsecondary and training sector. However, they disagree about the extent to which cross-institutional accreditation would provide effective linkages with postsecondary institutions. (56 references) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Articulation (Education), Capitalism, Developing Nations, Economic Development, Educational Development, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Job Training, Labor Market, Lifelong Learning, Postsecondary Education, Racial Integration, Secondary Education, Vocational Education
Education Policy Unit, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa ($7).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa). Education Policy Unit.
Identifiers: South Africa