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ERIC Number: ED113286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 83
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African Socialism and Educational Practice. Draft.
Draisma, Tom
The relationship between the secondary education system and wider political, economic, and sociocultural developments in Africa is examined. Special emphasis is given to the problems of political ideology and education in Zambia; but as Zambian socialist ideology and educational history show similarities to other African nations, the author's interpretations may be applied to other areas. Discussion focuses on the processes of ongoing decolonization in Africa's education systems by a movement from an oppressive, authoritarian system introduced by former colonial powers to a system emphasizing freedom and self-reliance. Chapter 1 analyzes the philosophy of educational innovation from the perspective of the teacher and from African socialism. Chapter 2 outlines key areas of change in order to make Zambian socialism work throughout the educational system. Chapter 3 examines the current neocolonial system of school management and provides a strategy for innovation in light of socialist objectives. Chapter 4 remarks on how the processes and conditions for the democratization of school management in general equally apply to the subsystem of classroom management. Chapter 5 provides a strategy for revising extracurricular activities to meet socialist goals. (Author/DE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Zambia