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Independent Schooling in Post-Apartheid South Africa – A quantitive overview

Independent Schooling in Post-Apartheid South Africa – A quantitive overview

Independent Schooling in Post-Apartheid South Africa – A quantitive overview

This paper presents a quantitative overview of the current South African independent schooling sector. Historically, research on the sector has been partial, resulting in questions about its current size and profile. A recent survey revealed that the sector has grown considerably since the nineties and that official sources underestimate its size. Some popular myths about the sector being largely white and elitist are dispelled by the study, which shows that historically disadvantaged learners currently constitute more than 70 per cent of all learners and that more than 50 per cent of all schools charge low to average fees. However, there is also evidence of new forms of inequity emerging and poor performance in parts of the independent sector, of which roleplayers in the sector should be aware.

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  • Format: 210mm x 148mm (Soft Cover)
  • Pages: 50
  • ISBN 13: 978-0796920461
  • Rights: World Rights

This paper presents a quantitative overview of the current South African independent schooling sector. Historically, research on the sector has been partial, resulting in questions about its current size and profile. A recent survey revealed that the sector has grown considerably since the nineties and that official sources underestimate its size. Some popular myths about the sector being largely white and elitist are dispelled by the study, which shows that historically disadvantaged learners currently constitute more than 70 per cent of all learners and that more than 50 per cent of all schools charge low to average fees. However, there is also evidence of new forms of inequity emerging and poor performance in parts of the independent sector, of which roleplayers in the sector should be aware.

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