Assessing the impact of globalization on South African education and training: a review of the evidence so far

SOURCE: Globalisation, Societies and Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2004
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Akoojee, S.McGrath
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT SECTOR (ETD), GLOBALISATION
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2602
HANDLE: 20.500.11910/8027

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Abstract

This article reviews the effects of globalization on South Africa a decade after the transition to a post-apartheid system. It brings together some of the recent literature of the performance of the economy and concomitant changes in education. It shows the pervasive force of globalization on South African education and training and explores in particular show this has affected the political imperative to establish a non-racial socio-political order. It argues that the twin processes of globalization and socio-political transformation have often contradicted stated goals of equity and redress.