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Title: Educational System of South Africa


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Educational System of South Africa
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Educational System of South Africa
  • African education includes
  • Equal access to basic education
  • Opportunities for lifelong learning
  • Language of Instruction
  • Has 11 official languages
  • Use English or Afrikaans (in schools and
    universities)

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Structure and organization in basic education
  • Formal education
  • Category in sectors/levels
  • - public ordinary school education
  • - independent school education
  • - special school education
  • - technical college education
  • - university training

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Structure and organization in basic education
  • Institutions of higher education
  • - colleges
  • - universities
  • Offers Bachelors degree, Masters and Doctorate
    degree.

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Educational System of United Kingdom
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Educational System of United Kingdom
  • School Education
  • - education is compulsory for children ages 5
    16
  • First stage infant school ( 2 years )
  • Second stage junior schools ( 4 years )
  • Secondary education 11 16 years old
  • the national curriculum is defined as the
    minimum educational requirement for compulsory
    school ages 5 16 years old.

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Educational System of United Kingdom
  • Basic education
  • Foundation stage included in the national
    curriculum which covers children aged 3 5 years
    old.
  • Key stage one includes children aged 5 7
    years old and year groups 1 and 2.
  • Key stage two includes children aged 7 11
    years old and year groups 3 6.

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Basic Education (cont.)
  • Key stage three includes children aged 11 14
    years old and year groups 7 9.
  • Key stage four includes those aged 14 16
    years old and year groups 10 11.
  • Post 16 education not mandatory

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Higher education
  • It is provided by three main types of
    institutions
  • - universities
  • - colleges
  • - institutions of higher education and art
    and music colleges

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University level studies
  • Undergraduate stage
  • - lasts for 3 or 4 years and leads to the award
    of a Bachelors Degree in Arts, Science, or other
    fields.
  • Masters Degree/ Master of Philosophy
  • - normal entry requirement for a Masters
    degree is a good Bachelors degree.
  • Doctor of Philosophy
  • - after usually 3 years of further study beyond
    the Masters degree, the candidate may present a
    thesis for the Doctorate of Philosophy.

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Non traditional studies
  • Lifelong higher education
  • - is provided by universities or other
    institutions of higher education to adults living
    in the region served by the institutions who do
    not belong to the regular student body.
  • Foundation Degree programmes
  • - are employment related higher qualifications
    designed to equip students with work related
    skills.

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Educational System in the United States of America
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Educational System in the United States of America
  • The levels of education in the US are similar
    to those in other countries.
  • Students living in the city or state pay less
    tuition because some taxed money is used to
    subsidized the tuition. Non Us residents would
    pay more since they would not be residents of the
    city or state where the college/university is
    located.

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Structure and organization of basic education
  • Pre primary education
  • - kindergarten
  • - nursery schools
  • - pre school programmes
  • - day care centers

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Structure and organization of basic education
  • Primary education
  • - grades 1 7 (ages 6 14 y.o)
  • Secondary education
  • - grades 7 12 (ages 12 18 y.o)

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2 Sectors of post secondary education
  • Post secondary vocational education and training
    is non-degree but can produce some transferable
    credits under certain circumstances.
  • Higher education includes studies undertaken in
    degree-granting institutions for academic credit.

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University level studies
  • Bachelors Degree
  • - designed to take between 4 and 5 years
    depending on the field of study.
  • Masters Degree
  • - may be taught with or without thesis and may
    be awarded in academic or professional fields.

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University level studies
  • Research Doctorate
  • - requires demonstrated mastery of the chosen
    subject and the ability to conduct independent
    original research.

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Non traditional studies
  • Distance higher education
  • - delivering education to person whose location
    is far from the city/state.
  • Lifelong higher education
  • - continuing education structured to lead to
    certificates, diplomas or degree.
  • Higher education training in industry
  • - form of continuing professional education and
    is referred to as employer sponsored training.

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