ERIC Number: ED439251
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Transforming Further Education and Training in South Africa: A Case Study of Technical Colleges in KwaZulu-Natal. Volume One: Qualitative Findings and Analysis.
Kraak, Andre; Hall, Graham
This book contains eight papers from a detailed study of technical college provision in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, that raised the following four issues relevant to the transformation of technical colleges across South Africa: (1) the teaching and learning environment at technical colleges is suboptimal; (2) social relations at the technical colleges are tense, with few institutions having successfully come to terms with the rapid deracialization of student enrollments in recent years; (3) the labor market surrounding technical colleges appears totally dysfunctional, with few students obtaining employment after technical college training; and (4) the separate development policies of the past necessitate institutional restructuring. The following papers are included: "A Study of Technical Colleges in KwaZulu-Natal: A Methodological Introduction" (Andre Kraak, Graham Hall); "Problems Facing Further Education and Training" (Andre Kraak); "Planning Imperative: New Policy Framework in FET [Further Education and Training]" (Andre Kraak); "Socio-Economic and Educational Profile of KwaZulu-Natal" (Nisaar Mahomed); "Quantitative Overview of the Technical Colleges of KwaZulu-Natal" (Graham Hall); "Learning, Teaching and Management Environment: Evidence from Qualitative Studies" (Andre Kraak); "Autonomy and Responsiveness: Evidence from the Qualitative Case Studies" (Andre Kraak); and "Critical Overview: The Need for Labour Market and Institutional Reform" (Andre Kraak). The bibliography contains 52 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Case Studies, Change Strategies, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Environment, Educational Improvement, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Organizational Change, Outcomes of Education, Policy Formation, Racial Relations, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Technical Institutes, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa