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The challenges facing education in South Africa

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dc.contributor.author Ramdass, Kem
dc.date.accessioned 2012-08-01T10:08:10Z
dc.date.available 2012-08-01T10:08:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Educational and Development Conference 2009, Thailand, 5-7 June 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.isbn 978-86-87043-06-0
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10210/5397
dc.description.abstract There is a major emphasis on the education of the South African people to become responsible, participatory and reflective citizens that contribute to an emerging democracy. However, the government of SA is faced with many challenges that hinder the South African people from becoming an educated nation. This is based on the assumption that education plays a major role in improving the economic status of the nation. The education in South Africa is categorized into sectors, primary, secondary and tertiary which are interlinked through a fine thread that determines the success of individuals. Thus, in this manner education within the various categories can contribute to the building of a united, peaceful, and democratic country (Wilson, 2006). This paper sketches the challenges faced by a young democracy and the initiatives that have been implemented to improve the status of education in South Africa. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Tomorrow People Organisation en_US
dc.rights Tomorrow People Organisation en_US
dc.subject Education (South Africa) en_US
dc.subject Educational transformation (South Africa) en_US
dc.title The challenges facing education in South Africa en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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