Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s–1980s

by Damiano Matasci, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Hugo Gonçalves Dores

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Book Description

This open access edited volume offers an analysis of the entangled histories of education and development in twentieth-century Africa. It deals with the plurality of actors that competed and collaborated to formulate educational and developmental paradigms and projects: debating their utility and purpose, pondering their necessity and risk, and evaluating their intended and unintended consequences in colonial and postcolonial moments. Since the late nineteenth century, the "educability" of the native was the subject of several debates and experiments: numerous voices, arguments, and agendas emerged, involving multiple institutions and experts, governmental and non-governmental, religious and laic, operating from the corridors of international organizations to the towns and rural villages of Africa. This plurality of expressions of political, social, cultural, and economic imagination of education and development is at the core of this collective work.

This open book is licensed under a Creative Commons License (CC BY). You can download Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa ebook for free in PDF format (3.4 MB).

Book Details

Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Published
2020
Pages
331
Edition
1
Language
English
ISBN13
9783030278007
ISBN10
303027800X
ISBN13 Digital
9783030278014
ISBN10 Digital
3030278018
PDF Size
3.4 MB
License
CC BY

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