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Rethinking the high skills thesis in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-04-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:27:56Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:27:56Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8071
dc.description.abstract This chapter interrogates the usefulness of the high skills thesis in South Africa. The high-skills transition is characterised as all-embracing and pervasive in the international literature. The discussion starts with a more intensive engagement with and critique of the theory of high skills. It then reviews the National Skills Development Strategy (NSDS) in the new theoretical light, and suggests that it is a good example of the alternate model proposed, which emphasises simultaneous upskilling in the low, intermediate and high skills sectors of the South African economy. The analysis then goes on to interrogate the feasibility of this ambitious project. The chapter concludes that several structural factors, some global, others political, economic as well as operational, will act to limit this simultaneous multi-layered upskilling at the low, intermediate and high skills sector. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Rethinking the high skills thesis in South Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human Resources Development en
dc.SourceTitle Shifting understandings of skills in South Africa: overcoming the historical imprint of a low skills regime en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor McGrath, S. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Badroodien, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Kraak, A. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Unwin, L. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2546 en
dc.PageNumber 212-237 en
dc.outputnumber 1033 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kraak, A. (2004) Rethinking the high skills thesis in South Africa. In: McGrath, S., Badroodien, A., Kraak, A. & Unwin, L. (eds). <i>Shifting understandings of skills in South Africa: overcoming the historical imprint of a low skills regime</i>. Cape Town: HSRC Press. 212-237. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kraak, A. en


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