ERIC Number: ED091309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: N/A
Schooling for Servitude, Some Aspects of South Africa's Bantu Education System.
Murphy, E. Jefferson
The Republic of South Africa has devised a comprehensive system of education, conceptualized and controlled by the country's Whites, which is designed to develop the large African majority along lines deemed to serve the best interests of the White majority. It has been in existence since 1954 and spans the entire curriculum from first grade through university. There are virtually no alternatives unless the African undertakes study by correspondence or physically leaves the country, which is rarely permitted by the government. In describing the entire system most attention has been given to implicit and explicit educational objectives and to the instruments of control to enforce conformity to the education system by children, teachers, and parents. Compensating for the lack of detailed curriculum information, material on legal and procedural controls indicates that the South African Government views Bantu Education as a vital instrument for sustaining the present political, economic and social system. (Author/JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut Univ., Storrs. World Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa