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Introduction: Education in Southern Africa: Patterns and Issues

Clive Harber

Clive Harber is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Honorary Professor of Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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... and effective manner, many others do not. Harber and Davies (1997) used Riggs’s theory of ‘prismatic society’ to argue in some detail that many schools (and other modern organizations) in developing countries have both ‘traditional’ and ‘modern’...

Long time coming: children as only occasional decision makers in schools

Clive Harber

Clive Harber is Emeritus Professor of International Education at the University of Birmingham, UK, and Honorary Professor of Education at the University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Children as Decision Makers in Education : Sharing Experiences Across Cultures

Continuum, 2010

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... in Schooling As Violence (Harber 2004) I argued at some length and gathered together considerable documentary evidence to the effect that, while there are obviously exceptions, the dominant model of schooling globally is authoritarian,...

Botswana: Aspects of General Education

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction Botswana is a land-locked, semi-arid, middle-income country of 582,000 square kilometres, with a total population of 2,038,228 million people, growing at an annual rate of 1.9 per cent (Republic of Botswana, 2011...

Malawi: Contemporary and Critical Issues

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction It was the pioneer Christian missionaries who introduced formal education to Malawi. Initially, the missionaries’ aim was to provide education that could facilitate the process of evangelization. As time went by,...

Mozambique: Binding Quantitative and Qualitative Goals

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction The government of Mozambique has defined education as a key element in its development strategy. The assumption is that education is central for improving living conditions and alleviating poverty. Among other things...

Zimbabwe: From Education Reform to Political Instability

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction Education in Zimbabwe, as in other developing countries, is regarded as central and critical in the political, economic and social development of the country. Over the years, from the pre- to the post-independence era...

Namibia: An Overview of System Reform

Gilbert N. Likando

Gilbert N. Likando

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Charl Wolhuter

Charl Wolhuter is Subject Chair and Professor of Comparative Education and Teaching Theory in the School of Education of North-West University, South Africa. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction With the advent of independence very recently (Namibia was the last country in southern Africa to attain independence), in 1990, the government of the independent state embarked upon an ambitious educational expansion...

South Africa: Making Post-apartheid Rights into Realities

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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... to raise fees was that state resources were not sufficient to bring all schools up to the standard enjoyed by former white schools before 1994 (Harber, 2001). Since increasing the education budget was not an option, and given the government’s...

Lesotho: Organization, Structures and Challenges

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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...Introduction In Lesotho, formal education was introduced by the Western missionaries in 1838, and from that time it expanded as missionaries spread the gospel throughout the country. In 1871, the British colonial government came...

South Africa: Educational Reform – Curriculum, Governance and Teacher Education

Education in Southern Africa

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Education Around the World chapter

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... 95 93 69 56 Harber (2001: 7) summarizes the political and educational history of South Africa...