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Document Type Master's Dissertation
Author Wessels, Ester Marie
URN etd-10292012-155642
Document Title The challenge and the crisis facing the educational publishing industry in the dissemination of information in South Africa
Degree Master of Arts
Department Information Science
Advisor Name Title
no advisors found
  • national qualifications Framework
  • information age
  • information society
  • information
  • knowledge
  • information literacy
  • lifelong learning
  • development
  • development cycle
  • developing society
  • NQF
  • information intermediary
  • language policy
  • publishing industry
  • Curriculum 2005
Date 1999-04-12
Availability unrestricted
In this study the role of the educational publisher as an information intermediary is considered. The focus is on the developmental role of the publisher, against the background of the information age the world is entering today. The publishing industry is regarded as both a vehicle for and the product of development, which entails a twofold responsibility: the development of society in general and the development of the industry in particular. This study highlights the role of the publisher in the development of society, and it is argued that the recent changes in the education system and the language policy potentially offer a great challenge to educational publishers in South Africa to help create suitable educational material in order to facilitate the successful implementation of the new curriculum, thereby contributing to the development of South African society as a whole. However, developments since 1994, when the new political dispensation came into effect, have practically halted the development input of publishers in the new education system and created a severe crisis for the educational publishing industry.

1998 University of Pretoria. All rights reserved. The copyright in this work vests in the University of Pretoria. No part of this work may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, without the prior written permission of the University of Pretoria.

Please cite as follows:

Wessels, EM 1998, The challenge and the crisis facing the educational publishing industry in the dissemination of information in South Africa, MA dissertation, University of Pretoria, Pretoria, viewed yymmdd < http://upetd.up.ac.za/thesis/available/etd-10292012-155642/ >


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