This reissue, first published in 1986, offers a comprehensive treatment of educational development in four countries in West and East Africa: Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. The author focuses on the role of education in promoting or hindering national development; the way the educational system varies in response to societal and dialectical forces; the place of education in major theories of change and development; and the contribution made by education to economic, social and political development. Clearly and concisely written, the book will be of interest to teachers, administrators, educational planners and scholars in comparative education and the history of education.
1. Introduction 2. The State of Play at Independence 3. Nigeria: the Historical Impact on Educational Development 4. National Government and Education in Nigeria 5. Uganda: the Impact of Physical, Social and Cultural Factors on Educational Development 6. National Government and the Uganda Educational System 7. Kenya: Historical Background and its Impact on Educational Development 8. National Government and Education in Kenya 9. Tanzania: Historical Background and its Influence on the Development of Education 10. National Government and Education in Tanzania 11. Education and Development: Issues, Problems and Prospects for the Future.