The state of the South African further education and training college sector

SOURCE: Shifting understandings of skills in South Africa: overcoming the historical imprint of a low skills regime
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.McGrath
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.McGrath, A.Badroodien, A.Kraak, L.Unwin
KEYWORDS: FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING (FET), FURTHER EDUCATION & TRAINING COLLEGES, HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2543

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Abstract

This chapter looks at the exploration of the relationships of those elements of skills development with policy and practice surrounding public Further Education and Training (FET) colleges led by the Department of Education (DoE). This analysis will show the emergence of these policies and practices and highlight key strengths and weaknesses of the current position. Most importantly it will point to the very serious weakness in policy coherence across FET-skills development. It will show that this is not just between the two policy processes of bodies set up jointly or separately by the two departments, including the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA), the Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETAs) and Umalusi, the Council for General and Further Education and Training Quality Assurance.