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Author Kallaway, Peter.

Title The changing face of colonial education in Africa : education, science and development / Peter Kallaway
Published Milton : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (283 pages)
Summary The Changing Landscape of Colonial Education in Africa offers a detailed and nuanced perspective of colonial history, based on fifteen years of research, that throws fresh light on the complexities of African history and the colonial world of the first half of the twentieth century. It provides an analytical background to history of education in the colonial context by balancing contributions by missionary agencies, colonial government, humanitarian agencies, and scientific experts. The book offers a foundation for the analysis of modern educational policy for the post-colonial state. It attempts to move beyond clichs about colonial education to an understanding of the complexities of how educational policy was developed in different places at different times while giving credence to arguments which see schooling as a form of social control in the colonial environment. The book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and policy makers looking to better understand colonial education and contextualise modern developments related to the decolonising African education. It is intended to provide an essential background for policy makers by demonstrating the significance of a historical perspective for an understanding of contemporary educational challenges in Africa and elsewhere
Notes Peter Kallaway is professor emeritus at University of the Western Cape. He also an honorary Research Associate at University of Cape Town, South Africa
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Subject Education and state -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Education -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Africa -- Administration -- History -- 20th century
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1000048659