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ERIC Number: ED462427
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Pages: 56
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86886-647-4
Education and Manpower Development, 2000. No. 20.
Strauss, J. P., Comp.; van der Linde, H. J., Comp.; Plekker, S. J., Comp.
This is the 20th publication in a series that provides an overview of various aspects of education in South Africa. As in the past, the purpose is to give a broad perspective on education in South Africa. Obtaining data remains a concern, as provinces still experience difficulties collecting and capturing data. Data show that the total number of learners in the system has decreased by 6%, a result of the entrance age policy of the government, fewer grade 12 failures returning to school, and possibly health-related reasons. The majority of learners in the educational system are still female. Of great concern is the number of under-qualified teachers, and addressing this need must be a priority with the national and provincial education departments. The matric (matriculation examination) results were better in 2000, and the national pass rate for the first time approached that of 1994 at 58%. The publication includes an overview of university and technikon (technical school) staff along with student enrollment data. Learner enrollment projections are made up to the year 2010. No official figure is available for HIV/AIDS cases, so this important variable is not included in projections. The final graph compares the results of grade 12 students at the end of 2000 with United Nations Monitoring of Learners' Achievement (MLA) and the Third International Mathematics and Science Study results. Data are supplied for nine provinces and, in some cases, additional divisions and the country as a whole. Data include the number of teachers and their qualifications, student enrollment for each province by grade and gender, matric test results by subject and province, and province, university, and technical school enrollment, and achievement data. (Contains 14 figures.) (SLD)
Research Institute for Education Planning, Faculty of the Humanities, University of the Orange Free State, P.O. Box 339, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of the Orange Free State, Bloemfontein (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: South Africa