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FET college lecturers: the 'devolving' link in the South African skills development equation

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dc.date.accessioned 2008-09-18 en
dc.date.accessioned 2016-12-04T20:25:18Z
dc.date.available 2016-12-04T20:25:18Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/9128
dc.description.abstract National attention on the role of skills development has focused on the role of Further Education and Training (FET) colleges in providing intermediate-level education and training necessary to meet the South African national development challenge. In particular, attention has been focused on reorganisation and rationalisation of college structures, through infrastructural development using recaptilisation funds, by curriculum renewal, and by proposing to boost learner enrolment to more than a million learners by 2014. The changes presuppose that college lecturers, as key strategic players, are a well-motivated and an effective component of the college system ready to take on these challenges. This paper considers that this may not necessarily be the case. Some attention has been paid to them in passing in the South African literature on FET colleges, and a report on 'staffing challenges' commissioned by the national department provided important information as to their form and composition. Very little consideration has, however, been paid to the implications of the latest legislation on FET colleges. This paper examines the legislation in light of the international evidence and proposes that the latest devolution of employment responsibility to governing bodies, although in line with international trends, is less likely to be a positive development. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.subject FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGES en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR (ETD) en
dc.subject FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET) en
dc.subject SKILLS DEVELOPMENT en
dc.subject EDUCATION POLICY en
dc.title FET college lecturers: the 'devolving' link in the South African skills development equation en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.Volume 60(3) en
dc.BudgetYear 2008/09 en
dc.ResearchGroup Education, Science and Skills Development en
dc.SourceTitle Journal of Vocational Education and Training en
dc.ArchiveNumber 5443 en
dc.PageNumber 297-313 en
dc.outputnumber 3987 en
dc.bibliographictitle Akoojee, S. (2008) FET college lecturers: the 'devolving' link in the South African skills development equation. <i>Journal of Vocational Education and Training</i>. 60(3):297-313. en
dc.publicationyear 2008 en
dc.contributor.author1 Akoojee, S. en


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