The Shaping of a Comparative Perspective
Edited By Peter Kallaway and Rebecca Swartz
PETER KALLAWAY & REBECCA SWARTZ
This collection arises out of a concern about the state of research on the history of colonial education in Africa and a commitment by the International Standing Conference for the History of Education (ISCHE) and the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES) to sponsor a workshop at the School of Education of the University of Cape Town in July 2013. With the enthusiastic cooperation of Kate Roumaniere and Eckhard Fuchs (past presidents of ISCHE); Charl Wolhuter, the chair of the Southern African Comparative and History of Education Society (SACHES); and the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town, Crain Soudien, we selected twenty-five participants to share their work during a two-day meeting. The majority of those selected to attend were graduate students who had either just completed their dissertations or were well on the way to doing so. The chapters presented in this volume represent the fruit of that set of discussions which made us all aware of the formidable issues at stake in tackling this task, and demonstrated the enthusiastic commitment of those who attended. The majority of the participants came from Europe, North America and South Africa; there were two others from Latin America and one from Japan. Sadly, we failed to draw in any researchers from the rest of Africa despite strenuous efforts to do so. We hope that this volume is able to act as a stimulus to such work in...
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