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Discrimination in an Unequal World$
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Miguel Angel Centeno and Katherine S. Newman

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199732166

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.001.0001

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Race and Opportunity in the Transition from School to Higher Education in South Africa

Race and Opportunity in the Transition from School to Higher Education in South Africa

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(p.108) 6 Race and Opportunity in the Transition from School to Higher Education in South Africa
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Discrimination in an Unequal World
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Michael Cosser

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0006

This chapter examines the school-to-higher education transition to ascertain the extent to which grade 12 learners of all races have been able to fulfill their aspirations of proceeding to higher education. It begins by setting out the parameters within which the notion of discrimination in learning pathways can be considered. It proceeds to compare the findings of a 2001 baseline study of the higher education aspirations of grade 12 learners, across all nine provinces of South Africa, with the higher education enrollment profile for 2002. This comparison is then juxtaposed against a second one, derived from the findings of another baseline study. In that case, the higher education aspirations of grade 12 learners in a 2005 cohort are compared with the higher education enrollment profile for 2006. An exploration of the determinants of discrimination in learning pathways follows this analysis. The chapter concludes with a consideration of the effect of racial classification on the perpetuation of discrimination.

Keywords:   South Africa, higher education, discrimination, racial classification

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