Whose Education For All?: The Recolonization of the African Mind (Studies in Education/Politics)

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Since 1990, when the phrase "education for all" was first coined at the World Bank conference in Jomtien, Thailand, a battle has raged over its meaning and its impact on education in Africa. In this thought-provoking new volume, Dr. Brock-Utne argues that "education for all" really means "Western primary schooling for some, and none for others." Her incisive analysis demonstrates how this construct robs Africans of their indigenous knowledge and language, starves higher education in Africa, and thereby perpetuates Western dominion. In Dr. Brock-Utne's words, "A quadrangle building has been erected in a village of round huts."

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Birgit Brock-Utne is a professor in the Institute for Educational Research at the University of Oslo in Norway. From 1987 through 1992, she was a professor at the University of Dar Es Salaam in Tanzania. Dr. Brock-Utne has also worked with the Namibia Association of Norway, the Ministry of Education in Namibia, and the German development agency, D.S.E., at the historically black universities in South Africa. In addition, Dr. Brock-Utne has served as a consultant for the Norwegian Foreign Ministry in Niger, Guinea, Swaziland, and Uganda.

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This book examines the new donor concept "education for all" which was coined at a World Bank initiated conference in 1990 in Jomtien, Thailand. The author uses her experience to examine what is going on in the education sector.

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