Education decentralisation in South Africa:equality and participation in the governance of schools - Paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009- Overcoming Inequality: why governance matters

Sayed, Yusuf (2008) Education decentralisation in South Africa:equality and participation in the governance of schools - Paper commissioned for the EFA Global Monitoring Report 2009- Overcoming Inequality: why governance matters. Unset. UNESCO.

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Abstract

The author examines the extent to which policies of education decentralization promote equity and redress. He states that while post-apartheid education policy has made significant strides in de-racializing education, deep seated and endemic inequities in society and in education are yet to be tackled. The South African case indicates that:

Decentralization is not a panacea for enhancing participation, effecting equity and/or improving quality;
Policies of education decentralization cannot easily affect equity in societies with a high degree of social inequity;
Ambitious education programs are only effective to the extent that institutions are able and committed to engage with processes of change;
Charging fees at the school level is not a policy that has engendered greater equity in South Africa.

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Unset)
Schools and Departments: School of Education and Social Work > Education
Depositing User: Yusuf Sayed
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:59
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2013 15:14
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/29003
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