The imprint of apartheid has profoundly shaped pathways to learning and work in South Africa. This volume seeks to critically engage with South Africa's current skills development strategy and to analyse the prospects for a successful upskilling of the population. As the first major South African study within the current international debate on high skills, it is an important and original contribution to the international literature, as well as a major addition to the discourse on South African education, training and development.
With chapters by leading South African academics, this collection also includes articles by Professors David Ashton and Lorna Unwin of Leicester University's Centre for Labour Market Studies, both world-recognised experts on skills-formation systems.
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The shifting understandings of skills in South Africa since industrialisation
Technical and vocational education provision in South Africa from 1920 to 1970
Training policies under late apartheid: the historical imprint of a low skills regime
Agricultural and industrial curricula for South African rural schools: colonial origins and contemporary continuities
High skills: the concept and its application to South Africa
David N Ashton
The National Skills Development Strategy: a new institutional regime for skills formation in post-apartheid South Africa
Understanding the size of the problem: the National Skills Development Strategy and enterprise training in South Africa
The state of the South African Further Education and Training college sector
A future curriculum mandate for Further Education and Training colleges: recognising intermediate knowledge and skill
Skills development for enterprise development: a major challenge for joined-up policy
Rethinking the high skills thesis in South Africa
Towards economic prosperity and social justice: can South Africa show the way for policy-making on skills?