Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Education, Elementary--South Africa;
This literature review explored the system of education in South Africa. The exploration provided the background information about the unequal and segregated system of education which led to student uprisings in 1976. The curriculum became an area of contestation, and was thus attacked by leading educators, parents, teachers, and students. The people of South Africa called for a single, national, unitary system of education for all South African students. A multicultural education was proposed to unify a deeply divided nation and to support the new nation being born.
Multicultural literature was reviewed. The barriers to implementing a multicultural curriculum include fear, lack of exposure to and experience with people of other cultures, negative attitude, lack of training, and language barriers. Facilitators to implementing a multicultural curriculum include knowledge acquisition and the training of teachers, administrators, principals, and parents.
Year of Submission
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas
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©1997 Motladi Angeline Setlhako
Setlhako, Motladi Angeline, "Policy recommendations for a multicultural curriculum for all elementary schools in the Republic of South Africa" (1997). Graduate Research Papers. 1511.