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Title:Opvoeders se ervaringe oor rassisme in die onderwys
Author:De Wet, CoreneISNI
Periodical:Tydskrif vir geesteswetenskappe
Geographic term:South Africa
Abstract:Act 4 of 2000, the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, the South African Schools Act, Act 84 of 1996, as well as the South African Constitution (1996) prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race. Yet, from a report of the Human Rights Commission, it appears that 60 percent of all South African learners are of the opinion that there is racism in their schools. Against this background, an investigation was undertaken among teachers in primary and secondary schools in South Africa to find out their opinions on and experiences of education-related racism. A questionnaire was administered to a sample of 250 teachers from schools in the Northern, Eastern Cape, and Free State Provinces. The definitions of racism given by the respondents reflect the complex nature of the problem. Teachers identified phenological, cultural and institutional racism. They reported a variety of incidents which they had experienced or observed as racism. These cases concerned, amongst others, conditions of entry, preferential treatment, and disciplinary measures. Bibliogr., sum. in English, text in Afrikaans. [ASC Leiden abstract]