Improving school governance through participative democracy and the law

Abstract: This paper argues that the crisis presently experienced in the education system of South Africa is partly attributable to misconceptions of democracy, misapplications of legal and democratic principles, and systemic weaknesses in traditional models of democracy.

Author(s): Smit, Marius H.; Oosthuizen, Izak J.

Source(s): , South African journal of education; 31 p. 55-73, ill., tab South African journal of education 31

Published: 2011 Education association of South Africa (EASA), [S.l.] (English

ISBN/ISSN: /

Link: http://www.sajournalofeducation.co.za/index.php/saje/article/viewFile/415/235

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