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Exploring Grade Repetition at Under-performing Schools in the Western Cape Exploring Grade Repetition at Under-performing Schools in the Western Cape HOT

Our research was conducted in the Western Cape and focused on understanding the underlying factors responsible for the poor performance of learners, which is manifested in grade repetition or failure in underperforming secondary schools. It found that most underperforming schools were located in the townships and manifest many social dysfunctionalities emanating from the social environment in which they are rooted. The resultant inequity in educational outcomes is morally, politically and economically intolerable and this paper highlights the need to have these issues addressed as a matter of urgency. 

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Version 2011
Category Policy Briefs
Author PSPPD I