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Donohue, Dana; Bornman, Juan – South African Journal of Education, 2014
In South Africa, up to 70% of children of school-going age with disabilities are out of school. Of those who do attend, most are still in separate, "special" schools for learners with disabilities. This situation prevails despite the push for the educational inclusion of learners with disabilities over twelve years ago by the South…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Inclusion, Ambiguity (Context), Educational Policy
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Mathebula, Thokozani – South African Journal of Education, 2013
The central feature of Athenian citizens' rights, that is, people's participation in government, is also enshrined in the South African Constitution. This article argues for the Athenian style of participatory democracy as a viable model of participation in governing South African schools. The author claims that "people's education",…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Leadership Styles, Participative Decision Making
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de Wet, Corene; Wolhuter, Charl – South African Journal of Education, 2007
The state of public education debate, which to a great extent only reflects policies and practices ab road, is examined. The process of learning from others should replace the process of borrowing (of usually inappropriate policies/practices) from others. Two examples of the issues involved in the debate on public education, namely, Outcomes-Based…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Outcomes of Education, Language of Instruction, Educational Policy
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van der Westhuizen, Philip C.; van Vuuren, Herman – South African Journal of Education, 2007
At the present juncture, South Africa is one of the few countries that do not require a compulsory and specific qualification for principalship. This particular need has been part of a discussion among educational leaders for the past thirty to forty years. Despite all the laudable efforts to redesign the landscape of Educational Leadership and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professionalism, Principals, Management Development