Education quality, life at Christel House South Africa and social mobility for learners

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2021
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Cooper, T.De Kock, C.Soudien
KEYWORDS: CAPE TOWN, EDUCATION, INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED), Office of the CEO (ERM), Office of the CEO (OCEO), Office of the CEO (IL), Office of the CEO (BS), Office of the CEO (IA)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 11734
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/15785
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11910/15785

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Abstract

This research project explored the quality of education at CHSA, an independent school based in Ottery, Cape Town, and whether its learners were able to attain upward social mobility once completing their schooling. In South Africa, education quality continues to be a function of other societal inequalities. Children from poor homes generally attend under-resourced schools that prepare them for low-skilled, low-income jobs once they enter the world of work, if they are lucky enough to become employed (Bray et al, 2010; Sayed et al, 2017).