Education for a Developing Region: A Study of East Africa

Education for a Developing Region: A Study of East Africa

Education for a Developing Region: A Study of East Africa

Education for a Developing Region: A Study of East Africa

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This study of educational opportunity in East Africa represents the first section of a larger research project undertaken by P.E.P. with the aid of a grant from the Ford Foundation. The main purpose of the entire project is to analyse the conditions which overseas students (particularly Africans) meet during their studies in the United Kingdom; the degree to which the courses they attend fulfil their needs and expectations; and some of the difficulties involved in providing a bigger flow of British teachers to overseas countries.

It was clear that work in the United Kingdom could only be intelligently done if there were a full understanding of the needs and motives which bring students to this country, and of the still-existing gaps in educational and training opportunities overseas. It was therefore part of the original project to include a study of at least one major area of Africa as a sample case.

It happened that Mr Guy Hunter of the Institute of Race Relations was engaged in a manpower assessment in East Africa during the summer of 1962. This involved an investigation of the output from secondary schools, the university colleges, and a variety of vocational and technical training schemes in the area. The Institute therefore agreed that Mr Hunter should extend his work in East Africa, with a somewhat different emphasis, so as to provide this first section of the whole project. The Institute has a special interest, in that the training of manpower to staff the developing East African countries depends greatly upon the full use of the resources of all races--European and Asian as well as African. Part of the research grant was therefore made available to the Institute, and the resulting study is sponsored jointly by P.E.P. and the Institute of Race Relations. The second part of the research is being carried out in the United Kingdom by P.E.P. and the result will be published as a companion volume in 1964. Both P.E.P. and the Institute of Race Relations would like to acknowledge the help and encouragement given to this project by the Department of Technical Co-operation.

P.E.P.

I. R.R.

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