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From Little Rock Central High School to Laerskool Potgitersrus: Education and Racial Change in the United States and South Africa


  • Catsam, Derek


In both South Africa and the United States South, education stands and has stood historically as a vital cultural and economic center for its people. In both cases school integration has proved to be profoundly contentious. Certainly much of the Civil Rights Movement in the U.S. was centered on integrating schools from the elementary school playground to the university campus. An interesting and important parallel between South Africa's segregationists and those in America also emerged in the Potgietersrus conflict: the push for private, segregated schools.

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  • Catsam, Derek, 2007. "From Little Rock Central High School to Laerskool Potgitersrus: Education and Racial Change in the United States and South Africa," Entelequia. Revista Interdisciplinar, Entelequia y Grupo (Universidad de Málaga), issue 3, pages 243-254, Spring.
  • Handle: RePEc:erv:ancoec:y:2007:i:3:p:243-254

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