The Quest for Relevance in Education in Africa: Some Considerations

This study attempts to relate educational policy in developing countries to local needs and purposes. At least some of the responsibility for past failures, the author argues, must devolve upon educationists for ‘not having contributed more positively to the debate about educational policy, and in particular for having left undefined what the school can and should be doing’. Ref.

Title: The Quest for Relevance in Education in Africa: Some Considerations
Author: Thompson, A.R.
Year: 1977
Periodical: Zambezia
Volume: 5 Supplement
Pages: 43-53
Language: English
Geographic term: Africa
Abstract: This study attempts to relate educational policy in developing countries to local needs and purposes. At least some of the responsibility for past failures, the author argues, must devolve upon educationists for ‘not having contributed more positively to the debate about educational policy, and in particular for having left undefined what the school can and should be doing’. Ref.