The generic structure of an education system is filled with particular content depending on the influences of different external and internal contextual tendencies. External tendencies are those aspects that influence the unique structure and function of a particular education system originating from the outer context of that education system (Steyn, 2021). External determinants include language, demographics, geography, technology, politics and financial and economic trends. Religion, a controversial subject, is one of the external determinators that can influence the education system.
The purpose of this assignment is to determine how religion as an external determinant influences the education systems of South Africa and two other developing countries. (You can select two other African countries).
In the assignment you should explore religion as an external determinant influences the education systems of South Africa and two other developing countries. (You can select two other African countries).
Critically discuss the differences and similarities that can be identified on the basis of religion as an external determinant of the various education systems – South Africa and the two selected developing countries.
Use the comparative method in Comparative and International Studies to answer the question of the assignment.
Discuss and evaluate best practices through engaging in a literature review in order to document/report on, the influence of religion as an external determinant on the education systems of the countries (South Africa and the two selected developing countries).