n South African Journal of Education - The challenge of quality and relevance in South African education: a philosophical perspective

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



Within a changing South African socio-political context, quality education and schooling mean radically different things to different people. The call for contextualising education within an African life-world, and the fear of declining quality and standards in education necessitate a closer look at the role and meaning of quality and relevance in education. This article consequently attempts a philosophical perspective on quality education and the role of educational standards and relevance.

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