The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Manson, Susan ; Louw, Johann en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Mabena, P en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-07-14T08:56:34Z
dc.date.available 2015-07-14T08:56:34Z
dc.date.issued 1994 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Mabena, P. 1994. The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13484
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 133-145. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Black students constitute. a minority within 'white' universities in South Africa. These students' academic performance has consistently been lower than that of white students. The existing but scarce literature on educational issues with regards to black students has been predominantly a cross-racial comparison of white and black students. The minority status. of black students within 'white' universities, and the need for more extensive study on factors affecting these students, provide a rationale for a study of this nature. This study has avoided cross-racial comparison, since such studies are based on the assumption that racial categories are homogeneous. The study demonstrates diversities within the group of black students. This thesis covers the educational experiences of black students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The aim of the study was to explore qualitatively what relationship exists, if any, between the students' school, university and home/community lives. Three areas were chosen as focal points: First, it was important to establish a comparison between the students' experiences of school and university. It was important to establish whether students experienced school and university as different. Second, it was important to establish whether students from private schools had very different educational experiences compared to students from the Department of Education and Training (DET). In other words, it was important to establish whether formal South African education is perceived differently by black students who studied in DET schools and compared to those who studied in private schools. Third, the research focused on a comparison between the students' experiences of school and university, and their private lives at home or in their communities. In other words, it was important to establish whether there was a continuity between these two environments or not. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychology en_ZA
dc.title The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Humanities en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychology en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MA en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Mabena, P. (1994). <i>The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13484 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Mabena, P. <i>"The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1994. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13484 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Mabena P. The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Psychology, 1994 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13484 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Mabena, P AB - Black students constitute. a minority within 'white' universities in South Africa. These students' academic performance has consistently been lower than that of white students. The existing but scarce literature on educational issues with regards to black students has been predominantly a cross-racial comparison of white and black students. The minority status. of black students within 'white' universities, and the need for more extensive study on factors affecting these students, provide a rationale for a study of this nature. This study has avoided cross-racial comparison, since such studies are based on the assumption that racial categories are homogeneous. The study demonstrates diversities within the group of black students. This thesis covers the educational experiences of black students at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The aim of the study was to explore qualitatively what relationship exists, if any, between the students' school, university and home/community lives. Three areas were chosen as focal points: First, it was important to establish a comparison between the students' experiences of school and university. It was important to establish whether students experienced school and university as different. Second, it was important to establish whether students from private schools had very different educational experiences compared to students from the Department of Education and Training (DET). In other words, it was important to establish whether formal South African education is perceived differently by black students who studied in DET schools and compared to those who studied in private schools. Third, the research focused on a comparison between the students' experiences of school and university, and their private lives at home or in their communities. In other words, it was important to establish whether there was a continuity between these two environments or not. DA - 1994 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1994 T1 - The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university TI - The educational experiences of black students at a 'white' university UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/13484 ER - en_ZA


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