ERIC Number: EJ726557
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug-15
Reference Count: 15
A Decade after South Africa's First Democratic Election: Prospects for Indigent African Learners in Durban
Childhood Education, v81 n6 p333 Aug 2005
Based on ethnographic research conducted in five schools in Durban, this article addresses three issues that are widely perceived as major problems in the transformation of education in post-apartheid South Africa: 1) the rapid and unplanned integration of state-funded schools that has led to overcrowding of classrooms, 2) the class and domestic backgrounds of the indigent isiZulu-speaking African learners who dominated the schools in the areas of study, and 3) the second-language proficiency of their English-speaking teachers of Indian origin.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, African Culture, Access to Education, Educational Trends, Social Problems, Educational Change, Ethnography, Language Proficiency, English (Second Language), Class Size, Socioeconomic Background
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa (Durban)