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Research outputs: EDUCATIONAL POLICY

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2021 The pursuit of social justice through educational policy for poor, rural and special needs learners in South Africa

Since 1994, the South African government has promulgated large-scale policy overhauls to redress the segregated and unequal apartheid era ed...

2021 Crises and disruptions: educational reflections, (re)imaginings, and (re)vitalization

COVID-19 has illuminated and exacerbated inequities, yet, as a crisis, it is not exceptional in its effect on education. We start this criti...

2017 Furthering the developmental imperative?: an assessment of the past 20 years of education legislation and policy in South Africa

This report analyses and reflects on the impact of basic education policy and laws in the country. In order to do so, it examines aspects of...

2017 Furthering development in education: are we clawing back?

Should government become more directive and once again prescribe how schools should be managed or should we treasure the autonomy and democr...