Researching responsiveness

SOURCE: Technical college responsiveness: learner destinations and labour market environments in South Africa
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.McGrath
SOURCE EDITOR(S): M.Cosser, S.McGrath, A.Badroodien, B.Maja
KEYWORDS: RESPONSIVENESS RESEARCH, TECHNICAL COLLEGES
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2549
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/8067
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/8067

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Abstract

The transition from school to work, or its failure, has been a recurrent theme of political and academic debate internationally for many decades. The problem has been seen as having economic, social and political dimensions and has spawned counted interventions. Whilst much attention has been given to making the school a better preparation for the labour market, the technical college, and its equivalents internationally has been seen as a major part of both the problem and the solution. This chapter provides some reflections about the nature of responsiveness from the perspective of the African and southern literatures on the topic, building on the previous chapter, before turning to an overview of the varied methodological tools used in the study.