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Author Yamada, Shoko, author.

Title 'Dignity of labour' for African leaders : the formation of education policy in the British Colonial Office and Achimota School on the Gold Coast / Shoko Yamada
Published Bamenda, North West Region, Cameroon : Langaa RPCIG, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 312 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Literature review -- The context which conditioned the discourse -- Genesis of British colonial education policies -- Philosophical sources of inspiration for African education -- Political context on the Gold Coast -- Educational discourse and Guggisberg's administration -- Achimota School as an experiment -- Educational adaptation and public response in Ghana after independence -- Conclusion
Summary "From 1910 to the 1930s, educating Africans was a major preoccupation in the metropole and in the colonies of imperial Britain. This richly researched book untangles the discourse on education for African leaders, which involved diverse actors such as colonial officials, missionaries, European and American educationists or ideologues in Africa and diaspora. The analysis is presented around two foci of decision-making: one is the Memorandum on Education Policy in British Tropical Africa, issued by the British Colonial Office in 1923; another is the Achimota School established on the Gold Coast Colony (present-day Ghana) as a model school in 1927. Ideas brought from different sources were mingled and converged on the areas where the motivations of actors have coincided. The local and the global was linked through the chains of discourse, interacting with global economic, political and social concerns. The book also vividly describes how the ideals of colonial education were realized in Achimota School."--Page [4] of cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Achimota School.
Achimota School.
Education and state -- Africa -- History -- 20th century
Education and state -- Ghana -- History -- 20th century
British colonies.
EDUCATION / Organizations & Institutions
EDUCATION / Reference
Education and state.
Great Britain -- Colonies -- Education -- History -- 20th century
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789956550609
Other Titles Formation of education policy in the British Colonial Office and Achimota School on the Gold Coast