Aspects of student equity and higher education in South Africa

Show simple item record Beckmann, Johan L. 2009-03-09T13:33:52Z 2009-03-09T13:33:52Z 2008
dc.description.abstract Badat (2004, 4) refers to the triple challenge facing higher education: to promote equity and growth within a democratic framework and to consolidate a fledgling democracy. In higher education there is inherent tension between growth (access to education) and equity. The article argues that the vagueness in which the term “equity” is generally used as a synonym for “equality” contributes to an over-simplification of relevant issues. It also argues that the common practice of describing equity almost exclusively in quantitative terms (such as enrolment figures) detracts from important issues like the quality of the educational process, accountability and even outcomes. It explores other possibilities of conceptualising and reporting on equity. en
dc.identifier.citation Beckmann, J 2008, 'Aspects of student equity and higher education in South Africa', South African Journal of Higher Education, vol. 22, no. 4, pp. 773-788. [] en
dc.identifier.issn 1011-3487
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Unisa Press en
dc.rights Unisa Press. This article is embargoed by the publisher until January 2010. en
dc.subject Equity en
dc.subject Higher Education en
dc.subject Student equity en
dc.subject.lcsh Education, Higher -- South Africa en
dc.title Aspects of student equity and higher education in South Africa en
dc.type Article en

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