Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Damiano Matasci, Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo, Hugo Gonçalves Dores
    Pages 1-28 Open Access
  3. Education, Living Standards and Social Development

  4. Training Economic Actors

  5. Entanglements and Competing Projects

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 319-321

About this book


This open access edited volume offers an analysis of the entangled histories of education and development in twentieth-century Africa. It deals with the plurality of actors that competed and collaborated to formulate educational and developmental paradigms and projects: debating their utility and purpose, pondering their necessity and risk, and evaluating their intended and unintended consequences in colonial and postcolonial moments. Since the late nineteenth century, the “educability” of the native was the subject of several debates and experiments: numerous voices, arguments, and agendas emerged, involving multiple institutions and experts, governmental and non-governmental, religious and laic, operating from the corridors of international organizations to the towns and rural villages of Africa. This plurality of expressions of political, social, cultural, and economic imagination of education and development is at the core of this collective work.


Internationalism North-South relations Global south Imperialism British Empire Vocational Education Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Damiano Matasci
    • 1
  • Miguel Bandeira Jerónimo
    • 2
  • Hugo Gonçalves Dores
    • 3
  1. 1.University of LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.Center for Social StudiesUniversity of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal
  3. 3.University of CoimbraCoimbraPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2020
  • License CC BY
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-27800-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-27801-4
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