Education, Democracy and Political Development in Africa

Education, Democracy and Political Development in Africa

by Clive Harber
     
 

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For most of the post-independence period African states have been ruled by one-party and military regimes. Writers on political development theory came to see this as inevitable. Pressures both from within Africa itself and from outside, however, have rekindled debates about democracy in the African context and have led to a whole raft of multi-party elections. …

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For most of the post-independence period African states have been ruled by one-party and military regimes. Writers on political development theory came to see this as inevitable. Pressures both from within Africa itself and from outside, however, have rekindled debates about democracy in the African context and have led to a whole raft of multi-party elections. … This book aims to provide a political analysis of education in Africa within the context of democratization.

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“Provides excellent and well-referenced insights into the schooling systems, curricula, and teacher training of a wide range of African countries and argues that sustaining democracy requires reform, reschooling, and retooling. Highly recommended for those interested in international and comparative education, as well as social and political service.”  —Choice

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Looks at the role of formal schooling in sustaining democratic political institutions in Africa, focusing on the place of education in forming young people's political values and attitudes. Evidence from various African countries demonstrates that currently schools are an obstacle to education for democracy, yet some programs suggest that the importance of education for democracy has been recognized. Countries discussed include Tanzania, Eritrea, and South Africa. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781898723684
Publisher:
Sussex Academic Press
Publication date:
06/01/1997
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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