Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system

dc.contributor.authorSeekings, Jeremy
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-28T16:51:44Z
dc.date.available2016-06-28T16:51:44Z
dc.date.issued2002
dc.date.updated2016-06-27T12:26:29Z
dc.description.abstractEducation is the largest area of expenditure in the South African state budget. In the 2001/02 financial year, nearly R60 billion, or 22% of the total budget, was notionally allocated to education. The bulk of this budget – R44 billion in 2001/02 – is transferred to the nine provincial education departments for primary and secondary schooling. In comparison with other middleincome countries, the government’s expenditure on education, relative to both the total government budget and the GDP, is high. Yet the quality of schooling in South Africa is believed to be relatively poor. Pass rates in the matriculation examination are low, and studies comparing literacy and numeracy among students in different countries almost routinely put South Africa at the bottom of the list. The important 1999 study, Getting Learning Right (Taylor and Vinjevold, 1999), painted a sorry picture of the state of South African schooling. The national Department of Education itself, in its own documentation, acknowledges the many weaknesses of the schooling system (see, for example, Department of Education, 2000a).en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationSeekings, J. (2002). <i>Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20150en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationSeekings, Jeremy <i>Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system.</i> University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Centre for Social Science Research(CSSR), 2002. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20150en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationSeekings, J. (2002). Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system. Centre for Social Science Research: University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Working Paper AU - Seekings, Jeremy AB - Education is the largest area of expenditure in the South African state budget. In the 2001/02 financial year, nearly R60 billion, or 22% of the total budget, was notionally allocated to education. The bulk of this budget – R44 billion in 2001/02 – is transferred to the nine provincial education departments for primary and secondary schooling. In comparison with other middleincome countries, the government’s expenditure on education, relative to both the total government budget and the GDP, is high. Yet the quality of schooling in South Africa is believed to be relatively poor. Pass rates in the matriculation examination are low, and studies comparing literacy and numeracy among students in different countries almost routinely put South Africa at the bottom of the list. The important 1999 study, Getting Learning Right (Taylor and Vinjevold, 1999), painted a sorry picture of the state of South African schooling. The national Department of Education itself, in its own documentation, acknowledges the many weaknesses of the schooling system (see, for example, Department of Education, 2000a). DA - 2002 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2002 T1 - Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system TI - Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20150 ER - en_ZA
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dc.identifier.vancouvercitationSeekings J. Indicators of performance in South Africa's public school system. 2002 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/20150en_ZA
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dc.publisher.departmentCentre for Social Science Research(CSSR)en_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
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