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HIS 2207: EDUCATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA SINCE 1960 Course Description

The course is structured around appreciation of the salient role that education and social change play in Africa’s development tracing the historical trends of the education sector. It traces the colonial influence and westernization of education in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Objectives/Aims

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To guide the student to appreciate the role of education in the development of Africa To help the student to understand the relationship between education, culture and 3.

development. To challenge the student to reflect on the problems of underdevelopment and how they link with education.

Course Outline

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Schooling for planned political socialization: reflections on selected countries – Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya 2.

Education and social control: the response to inequality in selected countries, Tanzania, 3.

Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria and Ghana The Impact of Western education and African culture pattern and the learning of abilities 4.

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and skills Islamic education and Arabanization of non-Arab peoples The concept and practice of Bantu education in apartheid in South Africa Education for self-reliance: the case of Tanzania The Western-educated woman in an African cultural setting: problems of technical and moral acculturation 8.

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Technological dependence and the failure of African Universities to support development School literacy and agricultural modernization 10.

Prescriptions for educational Reform: dilemmas of the real world 11.

The legacy of British colonial education

Learning Outcomes

Should be able: to discuss the role of education in the development of underdevelopment Discuss the effect of formal education in the emergence of modern Africa

Discuss the problems facing Africa derived from the education system Discuss solutions/strategies of how to get out of the problems Methods of Teaching/Delivery Lectures, group discussions, student’s individual reading and tutorials will be the main means of delivery.

Assessment Method

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Progressive assessment through attendance, group and individual written and oral presentations will constitute 30% 2.

End of course examination will constitute 70%

Reading/Reference Materials

The reading list provided here below is just a guide. You are encouraged to benefit from other information sources as much as possible. To help you in this task, some extra readings will be listed at the end of each topic by the course tutor. Electronic journals are accessible but should you have any challenges, the Main Library has a team of excellent staff who assist in the access of the different data bases.

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