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Training policies under late apartheid: the historical imprint of a low skills regime

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dc.date.accessioned 2004-04-02 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-03T12:16:47Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-03T12:16:47Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8077
dc.description.abstract This chapter analysis the industrial training system that operated under the former apartheid state, specifically during the period between 1980-1994. The analysis will highlight the distinctive "low skill: characteristics of the enterprise training regime in that period, most importantly, the predominance of narrow and employer-led conceptions of skill; a weak institutional regime; racially-exclusionary labour market and education and training (ET) institutions; and the predominance of an antiquated "craft" model of apprenticeship. It also sheds light on the reformist attempts by the late apartheid state to transform the skills regime by moving the system away from its apartheid "low skill" origins towards a reformist framework based on free market regulation; employer voluntarism; a revives apprenticeship system; and a new institutional environment structured around Industry Training Boards (Its). These reforms were primarily in response to economic difficulties but they were also in response to the rise of mass political opposition to the apartheid regime from both worker and student movements across the country. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject APARTHEID EDUCATION en
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL TRAINING en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR (ETD) en
dc.subject HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT en
dc.title Training policies under late apartheid: the historical imprint of a low skills regime en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph 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 2539 en
dc.PageNumber 46-70 en
dc.outputnumber 1025 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kraak, A. (2004) Training policies under late apartheid: the historical imprint of a low skills regime. 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. 46-70. en
dc.publicationyear 2004 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kraak, A. en


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