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Title:Phelps-Stokesism and Education in Zimbabwe
Author:Challiss, R.J.
Year:1983
Periodical:Zambezia
Volume:11
Issue:2
Pages:109-125
Language:English
Geographic term:Zimbabwe
Subjects:educational history
educational policy
Politics and Government
Education and Oral Traditions
Link:http://digital.lib.msu.edu/projects/africanjournals/html/itemdetail.cfm?recordID=1412
Abstract:The term 'Phelps-Stokesism' is derived from the name of a fund bequeathed in 1909 by an American heiress for the welfare of Blacks in the United States and in Africa. After the First World War the Phelps-Stokes Commissions undertook investigations into educational facilities in Africa. In 1925 their recommendations were officially endorsed by the Imperial Government as the basis of a racially differentiated educational policy in all British colonies. However, the policy had been adopted already in Zimbabwe by 1921. Three aspects of the inpact of Phelps-Stokesism in Zimbabwe are examined, namely its initial impact, its enduring influences, and confusion in the historiography of education in Zimbabwe arising from failures to clearly identify the importance of Phelps-Stokesist influences. Notes.
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