Empire and Education in Africa brings together a rich body of scholarship on the history of education in colonial Africa. It provides a unique contribution to the historiography of education in different African countries and a useful point of entry for scholars new to the field of African colonial education. The collection includes case studies from South Africa, Ethiopia, Madagascar, French West Africa (Afrique Occidentale Francaise) and Tanzania (then Tanganyika). It will therefore prove invaluable for scholars in the histories of French, British and German colonialism in Africa. The book examines similarities and differences in approaches to education across a broad geographical and chronological framework, with chapters focusing on the period between 1830 and 1950. The chapters highlight some central concerns in writing histories of education that transcend geographic or imperial boundaries. The text addresses the relationship between voluntary societies' role in education provision and state education. The book also deals with `adapted' education: what kind of education was appropriate to African people or African contexts, and how did this differ across and between colonial contexts? Finally, many of the chapters deal with issues of gender in colonial education, showing how issues of gender were central to education provision in Africa.
Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing Inc
Number of pages: 340
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 225 x 150 x 23 mm
Edition: New edition
"Empire and Education in Africa is a useful collection and should be valuable to readers as they discover the roots of current issues from the study of colonial schooling in Africa."
(Brendan P. Carmody, History of Education 2017)
"[...] scholars and students of the history of education in Africa or the history of colonial education in other world regions will find something of interest in this collection. It is a valuable and welcome addition to the literature."
(Kelly Duke Bryant, The International Journal of African Historical Studies vol. 50, 2 2017).