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Title:The Politicization of Teachers' Associations in the Cote d'Ivoire
Author:Woods, Dwayne
Year:1996
Periodical:African Studies Review
Volume:39
Issue:3
Period:December
Pages:113-129
Language:English
Geographic term:Ivory Coast - Côte d'Ivoire
Subjects:democracy
trade unions
teachers
Education and Oral Traditions
Labor and Employment
Politics and Government
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/524945
Abstract:This article explores the role that teachers in the Côte d'Ivoire played in the democratization process in the early 1990s. More specifically, it looks at the socioeconomic and ideological factors that placed teachers at the helm of the contestation movements that contributed to the end of nearly three decades of autocratic one-party rule. The article discusses the politicization of teachers' associations in Côte d'Ivoire, one-party rule and the teaching profession, the conflict between the teachers' syndicates and the regime over educational policy in the 1970s, the confrontation between the State and teachers following the decision by the Houphouët regime in 1981 to dissolve the largely autonomous research centres at the university, the teachers' strikes of 1982 and 1983, the regime's new strategy of taking control of the teachers' associations from within, the breakdown of the system of associational control between 1989 and 1991, the rebellion of 1990-1991 and the collapse of the one-party State. Bibliogr., notes.
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