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Title:Principals, chiefs and school committees: the localisation of rural school administration in Lebowa, 1972-1990
Author:Phillips, LauraISNI
Periodical:Journal of Southern African Studies (ISSN 1465-3893)
Geographic term:South Africa
educational history
educational management
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/03057070.2015.1013778
Abstract:This article examines the processes driving the making of local school administrations in the Mapulaneng district in the former Lebowa Bantustan in South Africa. It examines the development of the school as a key site of power struggles, by considering the changing relationship between chiefs, principals and school committee members. The author makes her argument in three steps: first she shows how both the chieftainship and the rural school became responsive to the South African state and, later, the Bantustan administration. She then discusses what this meant for the governance of education in the early Lebowa period, from 1972 to 1980. She concludes with an examination of how the political environment and practices of power produced new forms of governance by the 1980s. By positioning the rural Bantustan school in the changing political and moral economies of the era, she shows how Bantustan schools became 'localised', with significant effect for a later period of education. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]