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Atmore, Eric – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2013
In April 1994, South Africa held its historic first democratic election. The African National Congress overwhelmingly triumphed and Nelson Mandela became the first president of a free and democratic South Africa. In this review, the situation of South Africa's young children under apartheid and the context of young children in South Africa in 2012…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Social Change, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy
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Prochner, Larry; Cleghorn, Ailie; Green, Nicole – International Journal of Early Years Education, 2008
This paper draws on the comparative and qualitative data from a triple case study carried out in three semi-rural early childhood education centres in Canada, India, and South Africa. The primary objective of this four year study was to provide in-depth understanding of the ways in which policy, practice, and culture intersect in semi-rural…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Foreign Countries, Space Utilization, Comparative Education
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Rudolph, Norma – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1996
Describes the policy changes in early childhood development in South Africa since 1994. Examines changes in Norther Province based on discussions by a group of teacher-practitioners and highlights the actions necessary to develop and implement the policies. Discusses the methodology of the change process, with particular reference to the role of…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy
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Rickards, Jinny – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1993
Addresses the topics of young children's survival, protection, and development in South Africa. Drawing from the findings of an analysis of the situation of women and children in South Africa, discusses children's health and children's rights, and offers suggestions for protecting children. (BB)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Child Development, Child Health, Child Welfare
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Liddell, Christine – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1995
Evaluates the effects of an enrichment package on the free- play behavior of black South African children in day care. Aims to assess the short-term effects and cost-effectiveness of such enrichment. Discusses the results in terms of often unexpected impacts that intervention schemes can have in the developing world, even those specifically…
Descriptors: Blacks, Child Behavior, Child Development, Day Care
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Atmore, Eric – International Journal of Early Years Education, 1998
Describes the context for early childhood education and care in South Africa. Focuses on the principles directing program and service delivery, the development of a training framework, the role of lobbying and advocacy networks, strategies for improving the quality and increasing quantity of provision, and the role of non-governmental…
Descriptors: Child Advocacy, Day Care, Delivery Systems, Early Childhood Education