ERIC Number: ED422212
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
The Development of Education Systems in Postcolonial Africa: A Study of a Selected Number of African Countries.
Nieuwenhuis, F. J.
This study traces educational policy development and implementation in the postcolonial era in eight sub-Saharan African countries. A basic premise is that the education system in any country is a result of interacting forces in the unique historical development of the country. The volume analyzes the forces in terms of their relevance and applicability to the South African situation, especially as far as donor funding is concerned. The countries of the study are Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Chapters of the book include: (1) "Background to the Study"; (2) "Educational Development in Postcolonial Africa"; (3) "Donor Aid to Africa"; (4) "Policy Options for Educational Development in Africa"; and (5) "Policy Options for Donor Aid." Six tables and 14 figures accompany the text. Two appendices and a 44-item bibliography conclude the text. (EH)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Developing Nations, Educational Development, Educational Planning, Educational Research, Educational Status Comparison, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, International Cooperation
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria (South Africa).
Identifiers - Location: Africa