Education and Democracy in Senegal

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This book examines the role of nonformal education (NFE) in African languages in promoting democracy in Senegal. Using data from a survey of rural Senegalese citizens, this is the first study to empirically test the effects of NFE on political participation and attitudes. The results indicate that NFE stimulates community and political participation and appears to have a stronger effect on participation than formal education.  Both NFE and formal education increase the likelihood that people will ...

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Overview

This book examines the role of nonformal education (NFE) in African languages in promoting democracy in Senegal. Using data from a survey of rural Senegalese citizens, this is the first study to empirically test the effects of NFE on political participation and attitudes. The results indicate that NFE stimulates community and political participation and appears to have a stronger effect on participation than formal education.  Both NFE and formal education increase the likelihood that people will embrace democratic, tolerant attitudes. Thus, NFE could be a potent force in the promotion of civic orientations in the emerging democracies.

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“We have long known from research in rich countries that education promotes democratic citizenship. This valuable study shows how informal literacy training plays a similar role in a poor country, surpassing even the impacts of formal schooling, especially among women. Strongly recommended for social scientists, educationist and development practitioners alike.”—Michael Bratton, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and African Studies, Michigan State University
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230622333
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 4/12/2011
  • Pages: 190
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele Kuenzi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She specializes in the area of African politics and her research has focused on political development in Africa. She has published articles on public opinion and political behavior in Senegal in jourbanals such as Political Behavior and Democratization. She has also conducted research on party systems, elections, and voter turbanout in Africa, and her articles (with Gina Lambright) have appeared in Comparative Political Studies and Party Politics. She is currently researching the effects of crime on institutional trust and support for democracy.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 Introduction and Theory 1

Modernization Theory, Education, and Democracy 3

How Does Literacy Affect Citizenship? 5

Education in Africa 11

Education, Civil Society, and Democracy 14

Purpose of the Book 17

Hypotheses about the Effects of NFE on Political Attitudes and Behavior 21

Looking Ahead 24

2 The Politics of Senegal 27

Background 28

Senegalese Politics in Historical Perspective 32

From "Semi-Democracy" to Democracy? The Senegalese Presidential Election of 2000 and Its Consequences 37

Wade and the Post-Alternation Era 40

Ethnicity and Religion 45

Particularism, Neopatrimonialism, and Political Parties 48

Prospects for the Future 51

3 Historical Overview of the Senegalese Educational System 55

The "Civilizing Mission" 56

The Roots of Public Education in Senegal 58

Assessing the Results of Colonial Education 60

The Current Educational System in Senegal 64

The Four NFE Programs of Study 66

4 Studying Political Behavior and Attitudes in Rural Senegal 73

Sample Design 73

Conceptualization and Operationalization 75

Qualitative Research 79

Applicability to Other Contexts 79

5 NFE and Political Attitudes and Behavior 83

Civic Participation 84

Social and Political Attitudes 91

6 Explaining Political Attitudes and Behavior 101

Education and Civic Participation 101

Education and Attitudes 110

The Effects of NFE by Program 118

Ruling out Rival Hypotheses 123

7 Implications and Conclusions 131

Civic Participation 131

Progressive and Democratic Attitudes 133

Policy Implications 134

Conclusion 138

Appendix A Supplemental Information on the Survey Methodology 141

Appendix B Question Wording and Operationalization 149

Notes 157

References 167

Index 181

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