Inadequacies of the Notion of Assimilation in African Education

@article{Clignet1970InadequaciesOT,
  title={Inadequacies of the Notion of Assimilation in African Education},
  author={Remi P. Clignet},
  journal={The Journal of Modern African Studies},
  year={1970},
  volume={8},
  pages={425 - 444}
}
  • R. Clignet
  • Published 1 October 1970
  • History
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
Our understanding of educational processes is often obscured by ideological considerations. This is very well illustrated in the common term, ‘assimilation’, used to characterise European colonial policy towards Africa. Thus it is often asserted that French authorities promoted the emergence of a class of ‘black Frenchmen’, with values, aspirations, and cognitive styles analogous to those of European educational institutions. In contrast, the British have been viewed as repudiating such a… 

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