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Title:Education in Black Africa (An Historical Account)
Author:Cornevin, Robert
Periodical:Africa Quarterly
Geographic term:French-speaking Africa
Subjects:educational history
Education and Oral Traditions
History and Exploration
Abstract:March 7, 1967 Senegal celebrated the 150th anniversary of the foundation of its first school which was opened at Saint Louis du Senegal by the teacher Jean Dard. March 7, 1817 Jean Dard had 7 pupils, whereas now in Senegal 240,000 children are enrolled in the First Degree and more than 3,300,000 in the 15 republics of the former French Tropical Africa. The history of that education is outlined: 1. The era of experiments - 2. Faidherbe's policy - 3. Education from Faidherbe until 1903 - 4. The first charter of education in Western French Africa: the decree of General Governor Roume of 1903 - 5. Evolution of education in French Equatorial Africa until the Second world War - 6. Education in Cameroun and Togo between the First and the Second World War - 7. Education during the post-war period (1945-1960) - 8. Independence, cooperation and the problems encountered. Notes, tables: 1. Actual school attendance in Africa and Madagascar - 2. Staff under plan of cooperation: October 15, 1966.