ERIC Number: ED361240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Independent Education in Southern Africa. ISIS Document No. 33.
This study describes the legal status, aims, organization, resources, role and future prospects of the independent educational sector in five Southern African countries and the context in which it operates. The term "independent" schools is meant to include what traditionally have been called private schools, and also includes schools that are run by either charitable or non-profit making institutions that differ from the state system by reason of their independent status and their freedom to control their own affairs. Much of the report is devoted to independent education in the country of South Africa. This information is organized into six chapters: (1) "The Historical Development of the Educational System"; (2) "The Origins and Development of the English-based System of Private Schools"; (3) "Statistics"; (4) "The Constitutional and Legal Background: Rights and Controls"; (5) "The Variety of Private Schools and Their Co-ordinating Bodies"; and (6) "The Status and Future of Independent Education." Similar information is presented, in a briefer form, about independent education in Zimbabwe. A brief note also is included about the small number of independent schools that exist in Zambia, Botswana, and Malawi. (A list of private school associations is appended.) (DB)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developed Nations, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Private Education, Private Schools
National Independent Schools Information Service, 56 Buckingham Gate, London, SW1E 6AG England, United Kingdom (5 British pounds, including inland postage and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Independent Schools Information Service, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: Botswana; Malawi; South Africa; Zambia; Zimbabwe