A new study, “Low Quality Education as Poverty Trap”, done by the Social Policy Research Group at Stellenbosch University found that the schooling available to children in poor communities is reinforcing rather than challenging the racial and economic inequities created by South Africa’s apartheid-era policies.
Instead of providing much needed opportunities, South Africa’s ailing education system is keeping children from poor households at the back of the job queue and locking families into poverty for another generation
Using newly available data sets, including those linking information on income with numeracy skills, the report analyzed how low-quality tuition in the post-apartheid education system is perpetuating “exclusion and marginalization”.
To read more go to IRIN’s (UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs) web site by Clicking Here!
To read the Social Policy Research Group’s report Click Here!
Filed under: Edu News (South Africa), Reports, research, Schools, teaching | Tagged: children', Education, education system, entrenching, failing, inequity, low, Low Quality Education as Poverty Trap, marginalisation, poor, poverty, quality, schooling, Social Policy Research Group, South Africa, standard, Stellenbosch University, tuition, University of Stellenbosch | Leave a Comment »