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More, better, different?: understanding private higher education in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2003-11-19 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T11:43:42Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T11:43:42Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8225
dc.description.abstract This paper draws on the concepts used to analyse the private sector in developing countries in the 1980s, to interrogate data from a qualitative study of 15 private higher education institutions in South Africa. It argues that the majority of private providers meet a demand for 'different' education, which I the South African case takes the form of specialised provision of vocational higher training in niche areas at the intermediate level, aiming to extend access to job opportunities. A small but influential sub-sector meets a demand for 'better' education, which takes the form of exclusive, high-status, university-like provision oriented to global mobility. A minority of providers display elements of responding to a demand for 'more' education, extending access to those excluded from public provision by lack of educational qualifications or finances. This lays the basis for a more nuanced engagement with the private sector. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Boston College and PROPHE Center for International Higher Education en
dc.subject PRIVATISATION en
dc.subject HIGHER EDUCATION en
dc.title More, better, different?: understanding private higher education in South Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.BudgetYear 2003/04 en
dc.ResearchGroup Human Resources Development en
dc.SourceTitle Child Development en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Kruss, G. en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Kraak, A. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Pretoria en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2384 en
dc.PageNumber 19-32 en
dc.outputnumber 870 en
dc.bibliographictitle Kruss, G. (2003) More, better, different?: understanding private higher education in South Africa. In: Kruss, G. & Kraak, A. (eds). <i>Child Development</i>. Pretoria: Boston College and PROPHE Center for International Higher Education. 19-32. en
dc.publicationyear 2003 en
dc.contributor.author1 Kruss, G. en


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