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Decolonisation and the politics of education in French West Africa, 1944-1958

Tony Chafer

Decolonisation and the politics of education in French West Africa, 1944-1958

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Published by University of London in London .
Written in English


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Thesis (Ph.D.) - University of London, 1993.

StatementAnthony Douglas Chafer.
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Open LibraryOL18644911M

The decolonization of Africa was one of the turning points in the history of the post-war world. It captured the imagination of a new generation of idealists who enthusiastically proclaimed their belief in racial equality and individual liberty. The liberation of Africa from European rule followed on. Under de Gaulle’s Fifth Republic decolonisation was essential in order to restore public faith in French politics as well as remove the shame of the Fourth Republic. With de Gaulle as president decolonisation was swift because during his term in office from to all the French colonies except Comoros and French Somaliland were granted. decolonisation in British West Africa Kevin O'Sullivan discusses the four-year period () during which eight African states were granted independence from British rule. The wind of change is blowing through this continent and, whether we like it or not, this growth of national consciousness is a political File Size: 2MB.


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Decolonisation and the politics of education in French West Africa, 1944-1958 by Tony Chafer Download PDF EPUB FB2

While the importance of such individuals cannot be denied, it is important to recognize that French decolonization in West Africa was a contingent process. Shaped by the particular nature of French colonial rule in the region, the new international context afterevents on the ground, and—on the French side—the perceived Cited by: 1.

“In the first place, it is by far the fullest and most discriminating 1944-1958 book in English of the decolonization of France's West African empire: that is to say, of the process by which the attempts of the fourth republic to create a strong (but radically reconstructed) French Union ended with the recognition of nine independent by: Decolonisation and the politics of education in French West Africa Author: A.D.

Chafer. Decolonisation and the politics of education in French West Africa: Author: Chafer, Anthony Douglas. Awarding Body: University of London Current Institution: University of London Date of Award: Availability of Full Text.

Decolonisation and Political Socialisation with Reference to West Africa by MELVIN GOLDBERG* DECOLONISATION in British and French West Africa presents some interesting parallels and contrasts. The pressures facing the most important colonial systems during and after World War II came from the two new superpowers- particularly the United States.

Western Africa - Western Africa - Decolonization and the regaining of independence: The end of the colonial period and the establishment during –76 of all the former colonies as independent states was attributable both to a change in European attitudes toward Africa and the possession of colonies and to an African reaction to colonial rule born of the economic and social changes it had produced.

A Comparative Study of French and British Decolonization TONY SMITH Tufts University How limited, by contrast, was the French experience in handling political change within their empire. When in January-Februarya to the Malagasies, to the blacks of West and Equatorial Africa, and to the Algerians.

Indeed, the matter had. features of British and French colonial education policies in West Africa and also contrasts the di⁄erent perceptions and reactions of Anglophone and Francophone West African elites to post-World War II (WWII) colonisation and decolonisation discourse.

Transformation in Higher Education is an international, transdisciplinary journal that seeks original contributions that reflect upon and theorise transformation in higher education in all its different nuances.

It aims to disseminate high impact, evidence based research across disciplines in higher education that could ultimately support high level learning, teaching and by: Clearly written and free of jargon, Cold War and Decolonization in Guinea argues that Guinea’s vote for independence was the culmination of a decade-long struggle between local militants and political leaders for control of the political agenda.

Sincewhen RDA representatives in the French parliament severed their ties to the French 4/5(2). Les mauvais garcons noirs: West African students in France 8. The University of Dakar, a French university in the service of Africa 9.

Politics and the University of Ghana: ‘the last bastion of independent thought’ Politics and higher education in independent Senegal Epilogue: The legacies compared Bibliography; IndexPages: The decolonisation of Africa took place in the mid-to-late s towith sudden and radical regime changes on the continent as colonial governments made the transition to independent states; this was often quite unorganized and marred with violence and political turmoil.

There was widespread unrest and there were organized revolts in both Northern and sub-Saharan colonies, especially in. The decolonisation of Africa Inwhen the Second World War ended, Africa had only four independent states: in the south the Union of South Africa enjoyed dominion status, in West Africa, Liberia managed to survive the onslaught of imperialism, in Northeast Africa Ethiopia's.

Flint, ‘Planned Decolonization and its Failure in British Africa’, African Affairs, LXXXII, () –; R.D. Pearce, ‘The Colonial Office and Planned Decolonization in Africa’, ibid., LXXXIII () 77– Google ScholarCited by: 1.

Yet just fifteen years later France had decolonized, and by only a few small island territories remained under French process of decolonization in Indochina and Algeria has been widely studied, but much less has been written about decolonization in France's largest colony, French West Africa.

Here, the French approach was Reviews: 1. The End of Empire in French West Africa sheds light on a corner of the world and a corner of history which is not well known to the English-Speaking world.

This book explores the different independence movements, the domestic politics of France, and the interplay between Colonial and Metropolitan elites/5(2).

Decolonising education in South Africa. By Peter Frantz Fanon Reflecting on the notion of decolonisation. the very notion that countries can be divided into ‘East’ and ‘West Author: Peter Ruddock. All colonial powers have wrestled with decolonization after World War II, but while England and France in particular were driven step by step from their global positions, the Netherlands lost everything at once.” This fact, to lose “everything at once,” played a role also in Russia.

The decolonization was sudden, unexpected, and total. “French West Africa and Decolonization.” In The Transfer of Power in Africa: Decolonization –, eds. Gifford, Prosser and Louis, William Roger, – New Haven: Yale University by: The French colonial empire constituted the overseas colonies, protectorates and mandate territories that came under French rule from the 16th century onward.

A distinction is generally made between the "First French Colonial Empire," that existed untilby which time most of it had been lost or sold, and the "Second French Colonial Empire", which began with the conquest of Algiers in Capital: Paris.

Decolonization, process by which colonies become independent of the colonizing nization was gradual and peaceful for some British colonies largely settled by expatriates but violent for others, where native rebellions were energized by World War II, European countries generally lacked the wealth and political support necessary to suppress faraway revolts.

Looking at decolonization in the conditional tense, this volume teases out the complex and uncertain ends of British and French empire in Africa during the period of ‘late colonial shift’ after Rather than view decolonization as an inevitable process, the. Moreover, this volume seeks to elucidate how these churches reshape the very notion of sustainable development and contribute to the decolonisation of development.

Fostering both overarching and comparative perspectives, the book includes chapters on West Africa (Nigeria, Ghana, and Burkina Faso) and Southern Africa (Zimbabwe and South Africa). Decolonization – A Short History review: The end of the empire which inspired nationalist activism in French West Africa or the success.

Ms Kelsey Suggitt, review of Decolonization and the French of Algeria: Bringing the Settler Colony Home, (review no. ) DOI: /RiH// Date accessed: 11 May, In conjunction with the International Seminar on Decolonization, in its ninth year at the Library of Congress, lectures will be presented on the origins of the Vietnam War’s Tet Offensive and the Referendum in French West Africa.

This book is a study of the interplay of vernacular and global languages of politics in the era of decolonization in Africa. Decolonization is often understood as a moment when Western forms of political order were imposed on non-Western societies, but this book draws attention instead to debates over universal questions about the nature of.

Party Politics and Decolonization: The Conservative Party and British Colonial Policy in Tropical Africa, By Philip N. Murphy Oxford University, Read preview Overview Cinema in an Age of Terror: North Africa, Victimization, and Colonial History By Michael F. O'Riley University of.

How Colonial Educational Practices Helped Shape the Pattern of Decolonization in West Africa 3 of empires,4 whilst “decolonization” describes the process of European withdrawal from empires, whether they be empires of sovereign administration or of trusteeshipFile Size: KB. Introduction.

The French presence in Africa dates to the 17th century, but the main period of colonial expansion came in the 19th century with the invasion of Ottoman Algiers inconquests in West and Equatorial Africa during the so-called scramble for Africa and the establishment of protectorates in Tunisia and Morocco in the decades before the First World War.

Yet just fifteen years later France had decolonized, and by only a few small island territories remained under French process of decolonization in Indochina and Algeria has been widely studied, but much less has been written about decolonization in France's largest colony, French West Africa.

Oelofsen Decolonisation of the African mind and intellectual landscape In the Akan culture of western Africa there is the symbol of the sankofa, a bird reaching back to retrieve the past to use in the way forward – this is the sort of progress that is demandedCited by: 7.

“In this becalmed zone the sea has a smooth surface, the palm-tree stirs gently in the breeze, the waves lap against the pebbles and raw materials are ceaselessly transported, justifying the presence of the settler; and all the while the native, bent double, near dead than alive, exists interminably in an unchanging dream.

The situation in West Africa changed during the Algerian war for independence, a period that also saw the independence of the North African French colonies of Morocco and Tunisia. The crisis returned De Gaulle to power in France in Mayand in a September referendum he offered the territories of the French Union a choice between complete.

of Power in Africa: Decolonization () and Decolonization and African Independence: the Transfer of Power, (). In the journal literature, important articles include the inter-related clutch of J.E.

Flint, 'The Failure of Planned Decolonisation in British Africa', African Affairs, along with Size: 91KB. Cambridge Core - Global History - Decolonisation and the Pacific - by Tracey Banivanua Mar Skip to main content Accessibility help We use cookies to distinguish you from other users and to provide you with a better experience on our by: Decolonization of Africa 1 Decolonization of Africa The decolonization of Africa followed World War II as colonized peoples agitated for independence and colonial powers withdrew their administrators from Africa.[1] Background Cecil Rhodes: Cape-Cairo railway Size: 1MB.

• Belgians lacked any long term strategy for the Congo, and the system of education and political involvement of the Congolese was poor • Shift in Belgian policy towards the Congo after because of the changes elsewhere in Africa and the commitment to article 73 of the UN Charter - essentially they realized they could not keep power for.

That the political and economic exploitation of Africans by imperialist Europeans should cease forthwith 7. That the use of African manpower in the nefarious 8 game of power politics by imperialists should be a thing of the past.

That independent African States should pursue in their international policy principles which will expedite andFile Size: 3MB. European empires, re-divided after the defeat of Germany incontinued to expand after the First World War, reaching their greatest extent in the early s.

The imperial ambitions of. The decolonisation of Africa caused by lots of movement as a political struggle such as the people of Africa helped to open the way for the civil rights movement in America.

Before the 20th century, in the s no less than 17 former African colonies become independent members of the United Nations; Somalia, Nigeria, Zaire and so forth.As part of France's opposition to the independence of its former colonies in the years following World War II, its army remained deeply invested in preventing the decolonization of the territories comprising French West Africa (FWA).

Contesting French West Africa is a must-read for Africanists and scholars of the French empire in West Africa."—Harrouna Malgoubri, H-Africa “In his well-documented and enlightening study, Contesting French West Africa, Harry Gamble homes in on educational policy to explore the attempts to guide the federation’s development.