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Keywords

Education, Elementary--South Africa;

Abstract

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

1997

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Curriculum and Instruction

First Advisor

Donna H. Schumacher-Douglas

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Date Original

1997

Object Description

1 PDF file (iv, 64 pages)

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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