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ERIC Number: EJ778811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Nov
Pages: 19
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
An Ambiguous, Contested Terrain: Governance Models for a New South African Education System
Weber, Everard
International Journal of Educational Development, v22 n6 p617-635 Nov 2002
This paper reviews the development of education governance in South Africa during the 1990s. It outlines ambiguities within and between competing policies, tracing the historical trajectory and explaining its outcome. Apartheid governance, the attempts to reform it, policy options originating within the anti-apartheid movement, and the law passed in 1996 by the new Parliament, are discussed. Trends in South Africa during this decade have been consistent with trends in international education: decentralization, "rolling back the state", privatization, increased class and/or regional disparities, and greater parental governance responsibilities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa