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ERIC Number: EJ745723
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0258-2236
South Africa's Education Legislation, Quasi-Markets and "De Facto" School Choice. Research Article
Woolman, Stuart; Fleisch, Brahm
Perspectives in Education, v24 n2 p1-24 Jun 2006
School choice is often identified with right-leaning, voucher-happy, market-oriented public school systems like those found in the United States. Thus the proposition that a social democratic state such as South Africa will offer many primary and secondary school learners far greater choice strikes many as counter-intuitive and implausible. The authors demonstrate how three major pieces of education framework legislation conspire to create South Africa's unintended experiment in school choice.
Perspectives in Education. Faculty of Education, University of Pretoria, Pretoria 0002, South Africa. Tel: +27-12-420-4732; Fax: +27-12-420-3003; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; South Africa; United States