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Christopher, A. J. – History of Education, 2015
Population censuses record considerable volumes of personal information, which when aggregated and tabulated provide significant insights into national societies. South African censuses have recorded levels of educational attainment since their inception in the mid-nineteenth century, initially measuring literacy and later the level of education…
Descriptors: Educational Attainment, Racial Segregation, Social Change, Race
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Cross, Michael; Carpentier, Claude; Ait-Mehdi, Halima – History of Education, 2009
This paper examines the discourses and modes of representation embodied in educational historiography from the 1970s to the present and their implications for intellectual identity construction in SA. The paper shows how the theoretical foundations of the liberal and Afrikaner nationalist discourses, which vacillated between race and ethnicity,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Historiography, Social Class, Racial Segregation
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Harber, Clive – History of Education, 1993
Describes Namibian educational history from 1890 to the present. Discusses the political and military struggle for independence and the challenges of building an educational system consistent with democratic values. (CFR)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Apartheid, Blacks