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Summer School 2021

Elite schools: who gets in and why?

ELITE SCHOOLS: WHO GETS IN AND WHY?

Jonathan Jansen, Distinguished Professor of Education, Stellenbosch University, and President of the Academy of Science of South Africa

This lecture will present recent research on how the elite schools of the southern suburbs of Cape Town manage their admissions policies in a way that reproduces the racial and class character of their institutions. Consequently, twenty-five years after apartheid, the majority of the thirty schools studied have stable, white-dominant student enrolments and, of course, teachers. The book on this topic presents new theoretical understandings as to why the status quo persists with respect to white-dominant elite schools.

This lecture will be offered on the Microsoft Teams platform. Participants will be sent a link.

Recommended reading

Jansen, J. and Kriger, S. Who Gets in and Why? Race, class and aspiration in South Africa's elite schools. Cape Town: UCT Press.

 

Date; Thursday 14 January
Time: 1.00 pm            
COURSE FEES R75