ERIC Number: ED433592
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Racial Integration of Public Schools in South Africa: A Study of Practices, Attitudes and Trends. EPU Research Paper.
This report examines what is happening in South Africa's schools as they are desegregated. It describes the attitudes of the main stakeholders, and provides an examination of the theoretical concerns and other debates surrounding issues such as multiculturalism and anti-racism. A context for possible approaches to resolving the problems associated with desegregation is also provided. Through interviews with principals, teachers, learners, and parents from primary and secondary schools in KwaZulu-Natal, the paper charts the processes of racial integration. It looks at the history of, and reasons for, school desegregation in South Africa; ascertains and analyzes patterns of access and exclusion in the desegregating schools to determine factors influencing access and exclusion; profiles the extent and patterns of integration in schools and identifies the beneficiaries; ascertains and analyzes the nature and magnitude of the problems associated with integration of schools in so far as parents, learners, teachers, and management are concerned; identifies measures that have been introduced to cope with the problems and assesses their degree of success; and proposes policy options on how racial integration of schools can be enhanced and expedited in order to build a truly nonracial, nonsexist, and democratic system of education. (Contains approximately 165 references. Appendices cite the methodology and list the schools researched.) (RJM)
Descriptors: Classroom Desegregation, Desegregation Effects, Desegregation Methods, Educational Administration, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Local Government, Public Schools, School Desegregation
Education Policy Unit, University of Natal, Durban 4041, South Africa; Tel: (031) 260-2607; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Natal Univ., Durban (South Africa). Education Policy Unit.
Identifiers - Location: South Africa