Technical and vocational education provision in South Africa from 1920 to 1970

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): A.Badroodien
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.McGrath, A.Badroodien, A.Kraak, L.Unwin
KEYWORDS: HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2040
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2538

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Abstract

The chapter explores the debates that informed the provision of technical and vocational education from the 1920s, when institutional structures to support such a system were first put into place; and outlines the different social and institutional contexts that shaped such provision until 1970. It also examines the ways in which the systems of technical and vocational education provision developed in South Africa in that period and how the "skills" levels of respective learners were understood.