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ERIC Number: EJ1055162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2324-805X
South Africa?s Increased Matriculation Passes: What Skunks behind the Rose?
Monyooe, Lebusa; Tjatji, Martin; Mosese, Eulenda
Journal of Education and Training Studies, v2 n1 p180-192 Jan 2014
This article argues that the exponential increases in the Grade 12 (Matriculation) passes post 1994 do not necessarily translate to quality because of the low performance norms and standards set for passing Grade 12. It further calls for a serious reflection and interrogation of existing policies on performance, benchmarks, teacher education programmes, school leadership and governance in a highly unionized school environment. An overhaul of the provisioning and management modalities is required to enhance South Africa's competitiveness in the knowledge economy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education; Grade 12; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study
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