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n Koers : Bulletin for Christian Scholarship = Koers : Bulletin vir Christelike Wetenskap - Die medium van onderrig aan Suid-Afrikaanse universiteite : die geval van Afrikaans : research article

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The medium of instruction at South African universities : the case of Afrikaans


In this article the focus is on the diminished role of Afrikaans as medium of instruction at South African universities. The tendency world-wide is that governments regard universities as national assets and therefore continuously encroach on what is idealistically termed "academic freedom". In South Africa the ideologically-driven government has targeted education as a strategic terrain and has published several white papers and promulgated as many labour laws with the stress on "redress", "access", "equal opportunities", "recognition of prior learning" and a "uniform qualification system". All these measures are aimed to create one uniform education system and the use of Afrikaans as medium of instruction is clearly seen as detrimental to this august ideal.

In hierdie artikel is die fokus op die verminderde rol van Afrikaans as medium van onderrig aan Suid-Afrikaanse universiteite. Die neiging wêreldyd is dat regerings universiteite as nasionale bates beskou en gevolglik voortdurend inbreuk maak op wat idealisties "akademiese vryheid" genoem word. In Suid-Afrika het die ideologies gedrewe regering onderwys geteiken as 'n strategiese terrein en verskeie witskrifte gepubliseer en net soveel arbeidswette uitgevaardig wat die klem plaas op "herstel", "toegang", "gelyke geleenthede", "erkenning van voorafgaande onderrig" en genoem word 'n "eenvormige kwalifikasiestelsel". Al hierdie maatreëls is daarop gemik om 'n eenvormige onderwysstelsel te skep en die gebruik van Afrikaans as onderrigmedium word duidelik beskou as skadelik vir hierdie verhewe ideaal

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