Chronicling educator practices and experiences in the context of democratic schooling and quality education in South Africa

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An interview-based qualitative study was undertaken to explore the experiences and practices of educators in providing democratic schooling as a way of delivering quality education for learners in schools. The exploration looked at educators' understandings of the concept of democracy in schools, their understanding of the concept quality education and whether there is any link between democratic schooling and quality education. The findings suggest that there is a perceived link between democracy in schools and the delivery of quality education for learners, even though there are tensions and contradictions in democratising schools. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)614-624
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Journal of Educational Development
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010


  • Educational administration, Educational policy, Curriculum, School governance, Democracy, Quality education