Education in South Africa: some points for policy coherence

SOURCE: Education and poverty reduction strategies: issues of policy coherence: colloquium proceedings
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Carter
SOURCE EDITOR(S): S.Maile
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, EDUCATION REFORM, LITERACY, NUMERACY, POLICY FORMULATION, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5521

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Abstract

This chapter reviews the educational outcomes in South Africa in the period following the fall of apartheid in 1994. The first part of the chapter reviews some of the salient features of the period following South Africa's emergence as democratic state and reviews assessments of numeric and literacy competencies from countries whose ministries of education are members of the Southern and East African Consortium for Monitoring Educational Quality (Sacmeq) consortium and other research performed on education in South Africa. These reviews and data provided the foundation for possible recommendations for policy coherence and more effective policy implementation in South Africa.