1st Edition

Education in Africa A Comparative Survey

Edited By A. Babs Fafunwa, J. U. Aisiku Copyright 1982

    First published in 1982, Education in Africa offers a comprehensive treatment of the development of education in Africa. Until now only scattered documents on educational growth in individual countries have been available; works devoted to Africa as a whole have tended towards the general and have, by and large, been written by outside observers. This book is a collection of illuminating syntheses of major trends in educational development in Africa, by renowned African educationists, and is the first attempt to supply the need for a comprehensive book on African education written from an African viewpoint. All but one of the chapters were written specially for the book by leading African educators each of whom has had a distinguished career and wide experience in education in his or her own country; they represent eleven nations in all. The volume is designed for African students, teachers and administrators and will also be welcomed by educational planners and by scholars working in the fields of comparative education and the history of education. It will be of special interest to departments, institutions and faculties of education in all the universities and colleges of education in Africa, and to educators and students worldwide who are concerned with comparative African education.

    1. African Education in Perspective A. Babs Fafunwa 2. Education in Cameroon Solomon Shu 3. Education in Egypt Abdelaziz Soliman 4. Education in Ethiopia Germa Amare 5. Education in Ghana A. Asiedu-Akrofi 6. Education in Kenya Filomina Indire 7. Education in Lesotho J. Mohapeloa 8. Education in Liberia Mary Brown Sherman 9. Education in Mali Ahmadou Toure 10. Education in Nigeria Onyerisara Ukeje and J. U. Aisiku 11. Education in Tanzania Julius Nyerere 12. Education in Africa: Progress and Prospect A. Babs Fafunwa and J. U. Aisiku Index


    A. Babs Fafunwa and J. U. Aisiku