Show simple item record Njoko, M. B. 2020-06-17T12:15:13Z 2020-06-17T12:15:13Z 2018-11-05
dc.identifier.issn 1753-5913
dc.description Article published in the South African Journal of Higher Education. Volume 32 | Number 5 | 2018 | pages 173‒189 en_US
dc.description.abstract Inequalities in recruitment, enrolment and throughput rates in higher education among different socio-economic classes in the democratic South Africa have remained challenging to reduce. Unpacking spatial differences in access to post-secondary education information can strengthen initiatives aimed at reducing such inequalities. Research on access to and success at post-secondary education has based the vulnerability of students from disadvantaged backgrounds heavily on financial constraints. Neglecting the issue of information or Higher Education knowledge which plays a very important role in decision making. It is a challenge for people from disadvantaged backgrounds to find their way through the inexplicable labyrinth of academic forms, financial aid applications, faculty handbooks and prospectuses. Even in Higher Education people have access to formal and informal resources of information. The formal resources which include guidance counsellors, college training in Advanced Placement (AP) courses (in the case of USA), college handbooks and university open days are readily available at wealthier schools than the poorer ones. It is however the informal knowledge networks that really matter in preparing for Higher Education application and admission. This article argues that the lack of exposure to useable post-secondary education information in rural based prospective students results in uninformed and underprepared learners about prospects and possibilities of educational options and opportunities. Hence later on they take longer to complete or even drop out. en_US
dc.format.extent 17pages en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher South African Journal of Higher Education en_US
dc.relation.requires pdf en_US
dc.subject Post-secondary education information en_US
dc.subject Access en_US
dc.subject Higher education enrolment en_US
dc.subject Socio-economic inequality en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Educational counseling en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Counseling in secondary school en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Rural college students en_US
dc.title The impact of access to post-secondary education information on "rural origin" students' access to higher education: A case of three schools in Ntabamhlophe, Kwazulu-Natal en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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