This book, first published in 1980, provides a summary of the major research findings of previous studies of the sociology of education in Sub-Saharan Africa within an original and stimulating general framework whilst also devoting space to their own research findings. The major themes of the book are education and social inequality, the sociology of the school, the teacher and the curriculum, and education and development. The student of the sociology of development will find a stimulating discussion of education in relation to socio-cultural, economic and political change in contemporary Africa.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Acknowledgements; Part One: Education and Social Inequality in Africa; Introduction to Part One; 1. Education in Pre-Colonial Africa 2. Colonial Education in Africa 3. Education and Social Inequality in Modern Africa; Part Two: The Sociology of Schools, Teaching and the Curriculum; Introduction to Part Two; 4. The Sociology of the School 5. Sociology and the Teacher 6. Sociology of the Curriculum; Part Three: Education and Development in Africa; Introduction to Part Three; 7. Education and Socio-Cultural Change 8. Education and Economic Development 9. Education and Politics in Africa; Glossary of Sociological Terms; Bibliography; Index