Africa Knows! It is time to decolonise minds

Panel A02 (1 video; 7 papers, 4 withpdf files)

Title of panel:

History of education in Africa
[initiated by URMIS - Nice]

Marieke van Winden (conference organiser, African Studies Centre Leiden);
Marie Pierre Ballarin (Paris - URMIS).
Marie Pierre Ballarin (Paris - URMIS).

Stream: A: Institutional foundations
Start time: 24 February, 2021 at 14:00 (UTC+1)
Session slots: 1

Short abstract:
This panel proposes an overview of how Education played a major role in different African societies during the colonial period.

Long abstract:
Education in Africa is not new. Through a series of comparative case studies within the continent and the adjacent islands, this panel will draw an overview of how Education played a major role in the African societies. We will especially consider: 1. The different types of educative systems and transmission of knowledge during pre-colonial times; 2. The role of education in the development of a new colonial society; 3. The kind of social place and social mobility reached in that new context; 4. The creation of original identities due to education in these different contexts, shaped by different religions (socially and politically). We will pay close attention to the trajectories of individuals and/or groups evolving within this specific context that had a major impact on their identity, social status and standard of living.

7 Accepted papers:
1 pdf file present Establishing control: methodism, artisans, and industrial education reform in Sierra Leone, c. 1870-1895

2 pdf file present The Tati Training Institute and self-determination in the BuKalanga borderlands (1932-1941)

3 no pdf file present Ge'ez intellectual tradition and its critique on modern education system

4 no pdf file present Between kinship and the school: trajectories of social climbers in colonial Dahomey

5 no pdf file present Educational policy of French colonialism in Algeria and its impact on Algerian culture and society

6 pdf file present Us and them: the otherness in perspective of colonial politics

7 pdf file present Cabo Verde - locanacionalizar o global na educação

* This conference took place from December 2020 to February 2021 *
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