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Blake, Beverley Shannon; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2020
The crisis in the quality of South African education is evident in a growing perception among South Africans that public schooling will not be able to enhance the educational outcomes and future of their children. This has resulted in a flight trend of learners across all types of primary and secondary education. Historically (pre-1994), South…
Descriptors: Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, School Choice, Middle Class
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Govender, Neelan; Grobler, Bennie; Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2016
The Holistic Equilibrium Theory of Organizational Development was used to gain an in-depth understanding of the influence of holistic staff capacity on conducting effective internal whole-school evaluation (IWSE) within the Gauteng Department of Education's public secondary schools. In the context of South African education, the staff of each…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Holistic Approach, Secondary Schools
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Mestry, Raj; Bodalina, Kishan – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2015
The effective management of physical resources significantly impacts on the quality of teaching and learning in schools. The procurement, utilization and maintenance of physical resources through organized structures, well-designed policies and rigid processes are critical for quality education. According to the South African Schools Act 1996, a…
Descriptors: Public Schools, Questionnaires, Investigations, Educational Facilities
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Mestry, Raj – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2014
Assessment of the legacy of apartheid at the end of the apartheid era in South Africa highlighted major inequalities between white and black, urban and rural areas, and several departments of education. Eighteen years into democracy, the country needs to distinguish between the initiatives taken by the government to address the apartheid legacy,…
Descriptors: National Standards, Educational Finance, Governance, Racial Segregation
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Mestry, Raj; Naidoo, Gans – Educational Management Administration & Leadership, 2009
This article investigates budget monitoring and control in township schools in South Africa. The enactment of the Schools Act 1996 revolutionized school financial management in South Africa, making it part of the drive for democratic school governance. School governing bodies had to be established, whose responsibility it became to manage finances…
Descriptors: Money Management, Governance, Foreign Countries, Budgets