ERIC Number: EJ727333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
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School Choice in South Africa
Education and Urban Society, v37 n1 p94-116 2004
In this article, the author investigates the basic elements of choice and markets theory. In recent years, children were moving from rural and township schools to suburban White schools. This trend emerged in the late 1980s and simmered after the demise of apartheid. At face value, school choice appears to be happening merely for the reason of accessing resources in the former Model C schools. The author argues that school choice is not simply driven by a lack of resources in local schools or by the motivation to gain access to educational opportunities. It happens because of several factors, which the author analyzes through selected theories. In the conclusion, the author argues that school choice is a complex phenomenon with many ambiguities and dilemmas.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, School Choice, Democracy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa