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Education, Race, and Social Change in South Africa

Education, Race, and Social Change in South Africa

By John A. Marcum

University of California Press, 1982, 251 pp.

The author's 70-page introduction to this collection of documents about black higher education in South Africa strikingly evokes both the dynamic and the regressive forces working upon and within the separately developing South African university system. Relating the personal experience of a USSALEP (U.S.-South Africa Leadership Exchange Program)-sponsored team of U.S. educators in South Africa, Marcum conveys both the urgency of South Africa's need to develop skilled black manpower and the bureaucratic, fiscal and ideological obstacles to meeting it. The book makes it clear, however, that, through sheer increase in mass, the growth of black higher education opens possibilities of sweeping changes in South Africa.