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An African child in South African multi-racial high school : socio- educational perspective in Empangeni Region

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dc.contributor.advisor Glass, H.G.L.
dc.contributor.author Ngubane, Duduzile Mayvis
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-04T08:18:56Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-04T08:18:56Z
dc.date.issued 2001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10530/693
dc.description Submitted to the faculty of Arts in fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Sociology in the Department of Sociology at the University of Zululand, 2001. en_US
dc.description.abstract In this study the researcher looked at the problems which African learners encounter when they are at the White schools. The aim of this study is to provide scientifically grounded information about the situation in which an African child finds himself / herself and existence of racism in White schools. It seeks to ascertain what role South African Human Rights () South African South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to fight racial discrimination in South African multi-racial schools can play. The first aim is to bridge the gap in our substantive knowledge regarding the situation faced by an African child in White schools. The second aim is to ascertain the reasons why some of the white educators declare African child s colour-blind. The third aim is the statistically measure, describe and explain the nature and extent racism as a social phenomenon and its negative impact on an African child's future. The fourth aim is to establish the demographic particulars of the victims an African child of racism with regard to their age, sex and religion. The fifth aim is to render socio-educational concrete recommendations with regard to what could be done to address pervasiveness of racism. A questionnaire was compiled and used as an attitude rating scale and the questionnaire was administered to a representative sample of twenty-four white high school learners from six schools at Empangeni Region. Statistical analysis was conducted to fulfil the aims of the study and to rest the research hypothesis stated. This study revealed that the African learners at white high schools had problems with racism, apartheid at these schools. The African learners move from the African schools to white schools is due to their parents' choice and different perceptions and expectations by African parents are revealed in this study. The recommendations for this study was that educators be taught about aspects of multiculturalism and also anti-racism training to all education stake holders, including district officials, school governing bodies, educators, learners and clustering of schools to encourage sharing of resources between privileged and under-privileged schools. The Minister of Education should intervene in the white schools especially in racially representation of educators, governing bodies. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Education--Political aspects--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Multi cultural education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Blacks--Education--South Africa. en_US
dc.subject Multi-racial school en_US
dc.title An African child in South African multi-racial high school : socio- educational perspective in Empangeni Region en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US

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