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Title Education and development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa : policies, paradigms, and entanglements, 1890s-1980s / Damiano Matasci, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Hugo Gonçalves Dores, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 321 pages) : illustrations
Series Global Histories of Education
Global histories of education
Contents 1. Introduction: Historical Trajectories of Education and Development in (Post)Colonial Africa -- 2. Welfare and Education in British Colonial Africa, 1918-1945 -- 3. "Une aventure sociale et humaine": The Services des Centres Sociaux in Algeria, 1955-1962 -- 4. Education through labour: from the deuxieme portion du contingent to the youth civil service in West Africa (Senegal/Mali, 1926-1968) -- 5. Becoming a Good Farmer -- Becoming a Good Farm Worker. On Colonial Education Policies in Germany and German South West Africa, ca 1890 to 1918 -- 6. "Cruce et Aratro." Fascism, Missionary Schools, and Labor in 1920s Italian Somalia -- 7. Becoming Workers of Greater France: Vocational Education in Colonial Morocco, 1912-1939 -- 8. Engineering socialism: the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) in the 1970s and 1980s -- 9. Enlightened developments? Inter-imperial organizations and the issue of colonial education in Africa (1945-1957) -- 10. The Fabric of Academic Communities at the Heart of the British Empire's Modernization Policies -- 11. Exploring "Socialist Solidarity" in higher Education: East-German Advisors in Post-Independence Mozambique (1975-1992) --
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed January 6, 2020)
Subject Education -- Africa -- History
History of education.
Development studies.
Colonialism & imperialism.
Educational strategies & policy.
Education -- Comparative.
Education -- History.
Social Science -- General.
History -- General.
Education -- Educational Policy & Reform -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Matasci, Damiano, editor
Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira, 1973- editor.
Dores, Hugo Gonçalves, 1983- editor.
ISBN 9783030278014