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ERIC Number: EJ784933
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Mar
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Schooling for All in South Africa: Closing the Gap
Shindler, Jennifer; Fleisch, Brahm
International Review of Education, v53 n2 p135-157 Mar 2007
It has been widely assumed that South Africa has achieved universal basic education. Through an analysis of the 2001 census and two national enrolment datasets rather than statistical projections, this study re-examines this assumption and provides new estimates of enrolment levels in primary, basic and secondary education. Using GER, NER, and ASER indicators, disaggregated by gender and province, the study shows that access to education in South Africa is not as widespread as published sources note. While statistics show that national access levels are lower than prevailing estimates, the relatively high levels of access in some of the most disadvantaged provinces suggest the need to re-evaluate assumptions about targets for universal access for developing regions. In addition, the analysis reveals South Africa's unexpected and provocative gendered patterns of access and participation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa