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Vandeyar, Saloshna – Early Child Development and Care, 2010
Official policy in post-apartheid education is aimed at redressing linguistic inequity in schooling by promoting the 11 official languages of South Africa through mother tongue instruction. However, since the life chances of children are inextricably linked to the language of power, many parents believe that their children would benefit from…
Descriptors: Language of Instruction, Language Role, Foreign Countries, Grade 4
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Wishon, Phillip; Geringer, Jennifer – Early Child Development and Care, 2005
Fifty years ago, on 17 May 1954, the United States Supreme Court ruled in "Brown v. Board of Education" that the "separate but equal" doctrine that had effectively legalized "educational apartheid" some 58 years earlier deprived racially segregated children of the equal protection of laws guaranteed by the fourteenth…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Equal Education, Court Litigation