Education in Southern Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region. With chapters written by an international team of leading regional education experts, the book explores the education systems of each country in the region. With chapters covering Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland and Zimbabwe, the book critically examines the development of education provision in each country as well as local and global contexts. Including a comparative introduction to the issues facing education in the region as a whole and guides to available online datasets, this handbook will be an essential reference for researchers, scholars, international agencies and policy-makers at all levels.
Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
Number of pages: 280
Weight: 572 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 13 mm
Clive Harber has done his readers a real service in bringing together an array of established and new Southern African authors to provide us with new insights into both familiar and less well-documented national cases. The book is an invaluable addition to the comparative education literature. * Simon McGrath, Director of Research, School of Education, University of Nottingham, UK *
Much has been achieved by education throughout Southern Africa in recent decades, while much also remains to be done in this diverse and rapidly changing region. This collection of well-informed and insightful analyses provides readers with valuable, carefully contextualised and locally grounded assessments of key educational achievements and challenges across the nine countries that are examined. * Michael Crossley, Professor of Comparative and International Education, University of Bristol, UK *