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The impact of COVID-19 on a fragile education system: the case of South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2021-09-30T18:15:07Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-30T18:15:07Z
dc.date.issued 2021-09-30 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/16584
dc.description.abstract This chapter provides a critical look at what COVID-19 meant for the education sector in South Africa. It documents the path of the pandemic in the education space to understand its effects and the short-term responses of the education system. It begins with the premise that the South African educational system is structurally fragile. Its fragility arises out of the injustices of the apartheid system which disadvantaged schools and learners. It argues that the country has made progress in dealing with this legacy but that the drivers of change, such as improved household incomes, improved access to school materials and better nutrition, have come under strain in recent times. Because of COVID-19, the upward social mobility of low-income communities is growing in precarity while inequalities are exacerbated. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.subject EDUCATION en
dc.subject SCHOOLS en
dc.subject COVID-19 en
dc.title The impact of COVID-19 on a fragile education system: the case of South Africa en
dc.type Chapter in Monograph en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.BudgetYear 2021/22 en
dc.ResearchGroup Inclusive Economic Development en
dc.SourceTitle Primary and secondary education during Covid-19 en
dc.SourceTitle.Editor Reimers, F.M. en
dc.PlaceOfPublication New York en
dc.ArchiveNumber 12141 en
dc.URL http://ktree.hsrc.ac.za/doc_read_all.php?docid=24621 en
dc.PageNumber 303-325 en
dc.outputnumber 11293 en
dc.bibliographictitle Soudien, C., Reddy, V. & Harvey, J. (2021) The impact of COVID-19 on a fragile education system: the case of South Africa. In: Reimers, F.M. (ed).<i>Primary and secondary education during Covid-19</i>. New York: Springer. 303-325. en
dc.publicationyear 2021 en
dc.contributor.author1 Soudien, C. en
dc.contributor.author2 Reddy, V. en
dc.contributor.author3 Harvey, J. en


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