ERIC Number: EJ496938
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Literacy, Chieftaincy, and Administration in Cameroon under French Rule: A Colonial Experiment.
Elango, Lovett Z.
International Journal of Social Education, v9 n1 p81-91 Spr-Sum 1994
Discusses French colonial rule of Cameroon between World War I and World War II and the establishment of schools specifically for the sons of Cameroon chieftains. Asserts that, like all French education, these schools were elitist. Contends that the French failure to understand African culture doomed these schools to failure. (CFR)
Descriptors: Colonialism, Cultural Differences, Cultural Images, Cultural Influences, Cultural Interrelationships, Cultural Traits, Developing Nations, Elementary Secondary Education, Elitism, Foreign Countries, Government (Administrative Body), Group Unity, Higher Education, Imperialism, Nationalism, Political Attitudes, World History, World War I, World War II
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Cameroon; France