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Long, Caroline; Graven, Mellony; Sayed, Yusuf; Lampen, Erna – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
The South African people have a history of resistance to domination, injustice and inequality. It is therefore surprising that there has been an increase in social inequality, since the start of political democracy in 1994. Recently, the five teachers' unions refused to administer the Annual National Assessments. This action indicates some…
Descriptors: Social Differences, History, Democracy, Professional Autonomy
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CMoloi, Kholeka; Makgoba, Malegapuru W.; Ogutu Miruka, Collins – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2017
South Africans live in one of the most unequal societies in the world where squalor and abject poverty live side by side with abundant wealth. The challenge of inequality is captured eloquently in the National Development Plan (NDP), the government's roadmap of South African economic future. It has become obvious that the new generation of student…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Social Influences, Educational Change
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Sayed, Yusuf; Vellanki, Vivek – Contemporary Education Dialogue, 2013
1994 is an important year in South African history. It brought about significant socio-political changes in an attempt to undo the unjust practices perpetuated during the apartheid regime. The apartheid government had severely impacted all spheres and institutions of society, including education. In this interview, Vivek Vellanki asks Doctor Yusuf…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Social Justice, Equal Education