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Elusive equity: education reform in post-apartheid South Africa

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dc.date.accessioned 2005-05-16 en
dc.date.accessioned 2020-02-20T09:54:06Z
dc.date.available 2020-02-20T09:54:06Z
dc.date.issued 2015-08-25 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/7328
dc.description.abstract Elusive Equity documents South Africa's efforts to create a racially equitable state education system from the ashes of apartheid education. Edward Fiske and Helen Ladd describe and evaluate the strategies that South African policy makers have pursued in their quest for equity. They draw on previously unpublished data, interviews with key officials, and visits to dozens of schools to describe the changes made to school financing, teacher allocation, governance, curriculum, and other areas. They conclude that the country has made remarkable progress toward equity in the sense of treating persons of all races equally. For several reasons, however, the system has been far less successful in promoting equal access for all and equity, in terms of the provision of quality, has remained elusive. The book combines the perceptive observations of an experienced education journalist with the analytical skills of an academic policy expert. Richly textured descriptions of how South Africa's education reforms have affected schools at grassroots level are combined with careful analysis of enrolment, governance, and budget data at school, provincial, and national levels. The result is a compelling and comprehensive study of the first decade of education reform in the post-apartheid period. en
dc.format.medium Print en
dc.publisher HSRC Press en
dc.subject EDUCATION REFORM en
dc.subject POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA en
dc.title Elusive equity: education reform in post-apartheid South Africa en
dc.type Monograph (Book) en
dc.BudgetYear 2005/06 en
dc.ResearchGroup Centre for Education Quality Improvement en
dc.PlaceOfPublication Cape Town en
dc.ArchiveNumber 2867 en
dc.outputnumber 1816 en
dc.bibliographictitle Fiske, E.B. & Ladd, H.F. (2005) <i>Elusive equity: education reform in post-apartheid South Africa. </i> Cape Town: HSRC Press. en
dc.publicationyear 2005 en
dc.contributor.author1 Fiske, E.B. en
dc.contributor.author2 Ladd, H.F. en


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