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ERIC Number: ED003014
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 296
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FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE, A STUDY OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY AND PRACTICE, PHASE 3--EDUCATION AS AN INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL POLICY IN SELECTED NEWLY DEVELOPING NATIONS.
HANNA, PAUL R.; LUCAS, GERARD
FORMAL EDUCATION IN THE FORMER FRENCH COLONY, THE CONGO, WAS INVESTIGATED WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS UPON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF EDUCATIONAL POLICY. TWO VERY SPECIFIC PROBLEMS WERE STUDIED--(1) THE TRANSFER OF FORMAL, FRENCH EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS TO AN AFRICAN SETTING FOR THE PURPOSE OF PERFORMING NORMATIVE FUNCTIONS PRESCRIBED BY THE SOCIETY AFFECTING THE TRANSFER, AND (2) THE INSTRUMENTAL USE OF THE TRANSFERRED INSTITUTIONS BY THE NEWLY SELF-DETERMINED RECIPIENT SOCIETY. THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE CONGOLESE SCHOOL SYSTEM SINCE 1883 WAS DESCRIBED IN THE CONTEXT OF THE COLONIAL SITUATION OF WHICH IT WAS A PART AND A PRODUCT. THE STUDY ALSO EXPLORED SOME AREAS OF RESEARCH AND POINTED OUT SOME INCONSISTENCES BETWEEN THE NATURE AND PURPOSES OF THE CURRENT CONGOLESE EDUCATIVE MESSAGE, THE ADEQUACY AND EFFECTIVENESS OF THE MEANS USED IN THE TRANSMISSION, AND THE QUALITY OF THE OUTCOMES OF THE EDUCATIVE PROCESS AS THEY RELATE TO THE GOALS OF THE CONGOLESE NATION. FINALLY, THE STUDY POINTS OUT THAT MORE PRODUCTIVE EFFORTS NEED TO BE EXERTED IF CONGOLESE FORMAL EDUCATION IS TO PERFORM ITS ROLE AS AN EFFECTIVE INSTRUMENT OF NATIONAL GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS. RESEARCH MAY HELP FIND OR CREATE SUCH AN INSTRUMENTAL ROLE FOR EDUCATION. (HB)
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Authoring Institution: Stanford Univ., CA. School of Education.
Identifiers: California; Congo Republic; France