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ERIC Number: EJ1150260
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-0100
Tension between School Governing Bodies and Education Authorities in South Africa and Proposed Resolutions Thereof
Clase, Pieter; Kok, Jacobus; van der Merwe, Martyn
South African Journal of Education, v27 n2 p243-263 2007
The success of a country's education system depends to a large extent on the mutual trust and co-operation existing between all partners. However, numerous documented incidents in the media have confirmed that there is a field of tension between school governing bodies of public schools in South Africa and the Department of Education, which is of great concern to all partners in the system, especially as these parent bodies were established by the current government to be partners in the management of their children's schools. This empirical investigation was undertaken to identify and analyse the origin and extent of the tension and to suggest practical and workable solutions to defuse the situation. The views of respondents from both parties were elicited and the results confirmed the existence of tension and mistrust.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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