n South African Journal of Education - South African education and the ideology of patriarchy

Volume 21, Issue 4
  • ISSN : 0256-0100
  • E-ISSN: 2076-3433



Despite current legislation prohibiting discrimination on the grounds of inter alia gender, it appears that little has been achieved to facilitate equality of the sexes in the South African society (and education in particular). It seems that this can be attributed to a deep-rooted patriarchal society. This article consequently investigates the ideological nature of patriarchy and illustrates strategies that are applied to perpetuate relations of domination that serve this ideology.

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