ERIC Number: EJ1108203
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Abstractor: As Provided
School Desegregation Trends in Gauteng Province
Amsterdam, C. E. N.; Nkomo, M.; Weber, E.
Africa Education Review, v9 n1 p27-46 2012
This study utilized 2003 to 2006 school enrollment data from the Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) to examine school desegregation trends and interracial exposure among learners from different race groups. Descriptive analyses revealed findings consistent with the literature wherein a majority of schools served mainly homogeneous populations. African and White learners experienced limited or no opportunity for interracial contact at school level, whereas Coloured learners experienced moderate levels of interracial contact. The exception was the Indian learner group whose migration from schools formerly reserved for Indian learners into schools formerly reserved for White learners as well as independent schools contributed to increased diversity albeit in a relatively small group of schools. New schools are emerging as a preferred destination for African learners.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Desegregation, Educational Trends, Trend Analysis, Enrollment Trends, Race, Blacks, White Students, Racial Relations, Indians, Migration, Statistical Analysis, Institutional Characteristics, Student Diversity, Management Systems, Census Figures, Public Schools, Educational Legislation, Elementary School Students, Multiracial Persons, Community Surveys, Secondary School Students
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Secondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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