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Race and opportunity in the transition from school to higher education in South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T18:39:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T18:39:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9105
dc.description.abstract While South Africa is well into its second decade of democracy, higher education opportunities in the country remain different for different race groups. Black African learners are not represented in the first-year higher education enrolment profile (the intake of learners who proceed to higher education directly from school) in relation either to their representation in the general population or to their aspirations for entry into higher education. This much emerges from a triangulation of the findings of two surveys of Grade 12 learner aspirations for higher education study, conducted in 2001 and 2005, with analyses of the Higher Education Management Information System (HEMIS) enrolment profiles of 2002 and 2006. That the 2001-02 aspiration-enrolment disjunction is replicated in the 2005-06 study, moreover, confirms the slow pace of educational transformation in the new democratic order. The key conclusion drawn from the juxtaposition of these two studies is that discrimination, while not overt, remains entrenched in South African educational pathways by virtue of the differential opportunities available to learners of different races, opportunities that are a function largely of socio-economic status (SES) and of the differential horizons for action which SES opens up for learners. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject HIGHER EDUCATION en
dc.subject POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.subject RACIAL SEGMENTATION en
dc.subject DISCRIMINATION en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.title Race and opportunity in the transition from school to higher education in South Africa en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 7(1&2) en
dc.BudgetYear 2009/10 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Higher Education in Africa en
dc.ArchiveNumber 6181 en
dc.PageNumber 235-263 en
dc.outputnumber 4830 en
dc.bibliographictitle Cosser, M. (2009) Race and opportunity in the transition from school to higher education in South Africa. <i>Journal of Higher Education in Africa</i>. 7(1&2):235-263. en
dc.publicationyear 2009 en
dc.contributor.author1 Cosser, M. en


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