n Education as Change - Challenges of implementing academic access policy in South African higher education
|Article Title||Challenges of implementing academic access policy in South African higher education|
|© Publisher:||UNISA Press|
|Journal||Education as Change|
|Publication Date||Jul 2003|
|Pages||90 - 108|
ISI Social Science
The policy initiatives of the post 1994 era have been a major step towards the leveling of the playing field with regard to access to higher education in South Africa. Access policy developments ranging from the National Education Policy Investigation (NEPI 1992) to the National Plan on Higher Education (NPHE 2001) are indicative of government's commitment to ensuring equitable opportunities for the majority of South Africans to pursue Higher Education. Some ground has been covered towards implementing these policies but a lot more still needs to be done in order to translate policy statements into practice. This paper serves to highlight some of the hurdles that hinder the implementation of academic access policy at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa.
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