Education in the Third World
By Keith Watson
Routledge – 2011 – 250 pages
This reissue examines the crucial question of how the education systems of Third World countries continue to be influenced by the former colonial powers, arguing that decisions and views made early in the twentieth century cannot always be so readily condemned from the standpoint of the 1980s. The study begins by placing the problem in its historical context and goes on to examine different regions of the Third World influenced by colonialism. It concludes with a contemporary global overview of current colonial dependency and provides a detailed and comprehensive bibliography on different facets of education and colonialism.
1. Colonialism and Educational Development 2. Education in British Colonial Dependencies 1919-1939: A Reappraisal 3. Education and Underdevelopment in Africa: The Historical Perspective 4. The Contribution of Mission Schools to Educational Development in South East Asia 5. Education and Colonialism in Peninsular Malaysia 6. Colonialism and Education – Vietnam 7. The Legacy of Colonialism in West Indian Education 8. Neocolonialism and Education in Latin America 9. Co-operation or Colonialism? A Preliminary Consideration of the Scheme of Co-operation Between New Zealand and Fiji 1924-1975 10. Educational Neocolonialism – the Continuing Colonial Legacy.