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Author Harber, Clive, author.

Title Schooling in Sub-Saharan Africa : policy, practice and patterns / Clive Harber.

Published Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]


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Physical description 1 online resource
Series Springer Education eBooks 2017 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Preface; Acknowledgements; Contents; Chapter 1 Goals for Education; Introduction; International and Local Contexts for Educational Goals in Africa; Types of Educational Goals; Conclusion; References; Chapter 2 Educational Policy in Africa; Introduction; Sources of Educational Policy and Policy Making in Africa; Policy Borrowing in Africa; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3 Who Goes to School in Africa?; Introduction; Access to Education; Key Factors in Non-attendance at School; Ethnicity; Conclusion; References; Chapter 4 Human and Material Resources: Finance, Teachers and Physical Resources.
IntroductionFinancial Resources; Human Resources: Teachers and Their Working Conditions; Teacher Professionalism; Physical Resources; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5 Teacher Education; Introduction; Curriculum of Teacher Education; The Processes of Teacher Education; Conclusion; References; Chapter 6 Curriculum and Assessment; Introduction; Types of Curriculum; What Is in the Curriculum?; Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET); Assessment; Conclusion; References; Chapter 7 Classroom Teaching Methods; Introduction.
The Continuing Dominance of Teacher-Centred Classroom Teaching in AfricaTeacher-Centred Classrooms in Africa: Dominant but not Universal?; Hybridity in Teaching Methods; Teaching Controversial Issues; Language in the Classroom; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8 Educational Management, Decentralisation and Privatisation; Introduction; The Educational District; The School as an Organisation; School Management and the Role of the Head Teacher; Democratic School Management; Private Education; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9 Violence in Schools; Introduction; The Social Basis of Violence.
Social and Economic InequalityMasculinity; Socialisation; Schools and Violence; Types and Sources of Violence in Schools; Schools and Violent Conflict; Physical Violence; Bullying; Sexual Harassment; What Might Be Done?; Conclusion; References; Chapter 10 Special Educational Needs and Inclusion; Introduction; What is Disability and Inclusion?; Educational Provision for Children with Disability; Issues and Obstacles; Barriers to Inclusion; Conclusion; References; Chapter 11 Educational Outcomes; Introduction; Educational Outcomes; Societal Outcomes; Negative Outcomes; Conclusion; References.
Chapter 12 Contextual Differences in Schooling: Three Country Case StudiesIntroduction; Namibia-Democratic Education; Nigeria-National Unity and Diversity; Tanzanian-Education for Self-Reliance; Conclusion; References; Chapter 13 Conclusion: Educational Patterns in Africa; Index.
Summary This book is a comprehensive text for those interested in formal education in sub-Saharan Africa. It provides a thought-provoking overview of the key educational ideas, themes and issues facing schooling in Africa today, by drawing on a wide literature to examine evidence concerning both educational policy and the working realities of primary and secondary schools in Africa. Based on the author's forty years of experience in researching and publishing on education in Africa, it takes a balanced but critical approach to analysing education in Africa, and discusses both positive and negative patterns across the region, as well as identifying differences between and within countries. The book examines major questions of educational provision, structure, content and process but does so in a way that raises challenging questions about gender, inequality, violence, authoritarianism and democracy in education as well the fundamental question of whether education is achieving its desired outcomes. It will be of great interest to students and researchers working in the fields of comparative and international education, education and international development, African education, African studies and development studies.
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Education -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Education and state -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Teachers -- Training of -- Africa, Sub-Saharan.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319573823 (electronic bk.)
3319573829 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-57382-3