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Title:The Language Medium of the School and the Curriculum: The Case of Colonial Nigeria
Author:Okonkwo, Chuka E.
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of African Studies
Volume:9
Issue:4
Period:Winter
Pages:194-200
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:educational history
English language
education
colonialism
Education and Oral Traditions
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
History and Exploration
Abstract:Colonial education in Africa has been accused of many ills: 'source of disintegration' (M.A. Tanoh), 'preparing Africans for the farced labour system' (Joao Nhaobiu), 'oriented completely to Portugal' (E. Mondlane and W. Minter), 'definitely wrong to apply European schooling to children who will have to live under conditions profoundly different from those in Europe' (B. Malinowski In the light of these observations, this paper examines in detail the curricular content of colonial education in Nigeria, and the role the English language played in realizing the objectives of that education. Notes, tab.
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