Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and Outcome Based Approach Education 1997

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Basic foundation for a brighter future is through education. Unfortunately, not everybody is lucky enough to receive an education. Race has always played a factor on who can receive an education and the quality of education available for certain racial groups. In this paper I will explore education policies in America and South Africa, by comparing and contrasting education policies based on the history of both countries. I examine policies passed during and after Jim Crow laws era/Apartheid and compare how these policies are similar, different and focus on education progress made by implementing these policies. Two of the policies that will be discussed in this paper are:
➢ Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965
➢ Outcome based approach education 1997
Two of the question that supports the argument:
➢ Are education policies proposed after segregation further hindering education among black people in United States and South Africa?
➢ Is revamping old policies feasible on the progress of black education in South Africa and America rather than passing new policies?
The above-mentioned policies and question will also answer crucial factors that play a role in education such as the quality of education among black schools and resources available in these schools.

Defining education policies in America and South Africa
Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965(ESEA) policy was implemented in the United States in order to desegregate schools in the 20th century as a result of civil rights movement. During the Jim Crow law era, separate, but equal law was implemented which hindered the development of African American communities and one of the areas that suffered as a resu...

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...a country that is not well developed to meet its learning styles, therefore South Africa should abolish all education policies related to OBE and improvise new policies suitable to teach in public schools based on the resources these schools have.
Both United States and South Africa share the same historical context in terms oppression among black people. Reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 and Outcome-Based Education policy were both created to solve education issues among black people in United States and South Africa. Although mentioned above education policies had different goals, implemented in different countries, both policies served the same purpose, to uplift black people out of poverty. Based on the cross examination of ESEA and OBE, I have concluded that both education policies have fallen short of achieving their goals.

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