State interference in the governance of public schools

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dc.contributor.author Prinsloo, Izak J.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-02T10:05:27Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-02T10:05:27Z
dc.date.issued 2006-08
dc.description.abstract The establishment of school governing bodies represents a significant decentralisation of power in the South African school system. Whilst such decentralisation could well be expected to mean an increase in democratic participation in the governance of schools, this is not necessarily the case. The State, its functionaries, and organs of the State have been endeavouring to assert themselves to an increasing extent by limiting or interfering in the real authority that can be exercised by school-level governance structures. Since 1996 parents have had no other option but to appeal to the court, in cases where provincial heads of education departments and their officials have taken illegal actions against schools, or where officials have failed to carry out their duties towards schools. The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how the rights of parents, to have a say in the governance of a public school, are being violated by interference of the State or by officials who jeopardise the smooth functioning of schools by failing to carry out their duties. en
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dc.identifier.citation Prinsloo, IJ 2006, State interference in the governance of public schools', South African Journal of Education, vol. 26, no. 3, pp. 355-368. [http://www.journals.co.za/ej/ejour_educat.html] en
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/2189
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa (EASA) en
dc.rights Permission obtained to publish article in UPSpace. To view the permission note, visit https://www.up.ac.za/dspace/handle/2263/2001 en
dc.subject School governing bodies en
dc.subject Schools en
dc.subject Education - South Africa en
dc.subject Parents en
dc.subject Rights en
dc.title State interference in the governance of public schools en
dc.type Article en


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