Post-school private education and training providers in South Africa: What works!

SOURCE: VOCAL: The Australian Journal of Vocational Education and Training in Schools
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2008
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Akoojee
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT, SOUTH AFRICA, TECHNICAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING, VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 5588

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Abstract

This article is based on data collected in 2002-03. Quantitative evidence was based on data gathered in a pre-registration exercise conducted by the Department of Education and followed up by qualitative case studies conducted at a number of provider sites nationally. The article begins with an assessment of the South African economic developmental context. This is followed by a brief assessment of provision patterns of the private TVETsector. Using an alternative typological categorisation, and notions of responsiveness and receptivesness, it examines features of provision suited for the post-school learner in attempts to access the labour market.