Equity, development, and new knowledge production: an overview of the new higher education policy environment in post-apartheid South Africa

SOURCE: Equity & Excellence in Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2001
TITLE AUTHOR(S): A.Kraak
KEYWORDS: HIGHER EDUCATION, HIGHER EDUCATION TRANSFORMATION, INSTITUTIONAL DIVERSITY, MODE 2 KNOWLEDGE PRODUCTION, POLICY FORMULATION
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2218

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Abstract

This article traces the influence of an important body of international literature on the development of post-apartheid policies in South African higher education and training. Its main focus is on the emergence of a new mode of knowledge production and its impact on higher education and training; however, questions of equity and economic development - and their interrelationship - are key themes implicit in the analysis.