ERIC Number: EJ967802
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
Community Colleges in South Africa? Assessment of Potential from Comparative International Perspectives
Wolhuter, C. C.
South African Journal of Higher Education, v25 n6 p1204-1217 2011
While South African higher education has, in many respects, achieved remarkable achievements since 1994, a series of serious problems continue to beset the system, and a low internal (high attrition rate) and external (alignment with the employment market) efficiency. There also exist the problems of large scale youth unemployment and the policy of dual education and training which is not delivering results. Internationally one unique higher education has evolved these very same problems the Community College. This article traces the international track record of the community college and comes to a positive assessment as to its fit to the South African context.
Descriptors: Unemployment, Higher Education, Community Colleges, Labor Market, Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Comparative Analysis, Student Attrition, Outcomes of Education, Educational Policy, Educational History, Educational Quality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
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Identifiers - Location: Germany; South Africa; United States