Education and Training Policies in South Africa and the BRICS Countries

Successes and Failures
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Part of the Global Education Systems book series (GES)


This chapter focuses on the status of education across Brazil, China, India, Russia and South Africa (BRICS) countries. It describes published data to analyze the successes and failures related to policy on social justice in these countries. The construct of political symbolism is adopted to better understand the distance between policy on social justice in education and its outcomes in practice. Methodologically, the chapter contains a review of the literature, a documentary analysis, and analysis of Eurostat and UNESCO (2012) data on the issue.


BRICS South Africa Education Social justice Development 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.The Kola Scholars (TKS)PretoriaSouth Africa

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