Furthering the developmental imperative?: an assessment of the past 20 years of education legislation and policy in South Africa

OUTPUT TYPE: Research report- client
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2017
TITLE AUTHOR(S): C.Soudien, A.Juan, J.C.Harvey, N.Zulu, S.Hannan
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION POLICY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD), 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 9828

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Abstract

This report analyses and reflects on the impact of basic education policy and laws in the country. In order to do so, it examines aspects of the policy framework which facilitate (affordances) and hinder (blind spots) the achievement of greater equity and quality in the education system. Through qualitative analysis of government legislation and policy documents (see Appendix), which relate to all aspect of education, the following areas are examined: governance, resourcing, teachers, curriculum and assessment. Although the thematic areas are discussed individually, there are naturally areas of overlap.