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Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa

Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s–1980s

Editors: Matasci, Damiano, Jerónimo, Miguel Bandeira, Dores, Hugo Gonçalves (Eds.)

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  • Contributes to the ongoing debate on global and transnational approaches to the history of education
  • Deepens our understanding on the interplays between education, internationalism, and empire
  • Engages with ongoing research on similar issues in underexplored areas of the world, such as Asia and Latin America
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This open access edited volume offers an analysis of the entangled histories of education and development in twentieth-century Africa. It deals with the plurality of actors that competed and collaborated to formulate educational and developmental paradigms and projects: debating their utility and purpose, pondering their necessity and risk, and evaluating their intended and unintended consequences in colonial and postcolonial moments. Since the late nineteenth century, the “educability” of the native was the subject of several debates and experiments: numerous voices, arguments, and agendas emerged, involving multiple institutions and experts, governmental and non-governmental, religious and laic, operating from the corridors of international organizations to the towns and rural villages of Africa. This plurality of expressions of political, social, cultural, and economic imagination of education and development is at the core of this collective work.

About the authors

Damiano Matasci is Research Fellow at the Institute of Political Studies of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. His research focuses on the history of education in Europe and colonial Africa.

Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo is Professor and Research Fellow at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. He has been working on the historical intersections between internationalism(s) and imperialism, and on the late colonial entanglements between idioms and repertoires of development and of control and coercion in European colonial empires.

Hugo Gonçalves Dores is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal. His research addresses educational policies, international organizations activities (CCTA and UNESCO), and State-Church relations in colonial contexts.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Historical Trajectories of Education and Development in (Post)Colonial Africa

    Pages 1-28

    Matasci, Damiano (et al.)

  • Welfare and Education in British Colonial Africa, 1918–1945

    Pages 31-54

    Kallaway, Peter

  • Une aventure sociale et humaine: The Service des Centres Sociaux in Algeria, 1955–1962

    Pages 55-82

    Durham, Brooke

  • Education Through Labor: From the deuxième portion du contingent to the Youth Civic Service in West Africa (Senegal/Mali, 1920s–1960s)

    Pages 83-105

    Tiquet, Romain

  • Becoming a Good Farmer—Becoming a Good Farm Worker: On Colonial Educational Policies in Germany and German South-West Africa, Circa 1890 to 1918

    Pages 109-142

    Zollmann, Jakob

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Education and Development in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa
Book Subtitle
Policies, Paradigms, and Entanglements, 1890s–1980s
Editors
  • Damiano Matasci
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
  • Hugo Gonçalves Dores
Series Title
Global Histories of Education
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-27801-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-27801-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-27800-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-27803-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 321
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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