A Thousand Flowers: Social Struggles Against Structural Adjustment in African Universities

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Silvia Federici, Constantine George Caffentzis, Ousseina Alidou
Africa World Press, 2000 - Education - 248 pages
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Combining theoretical essays with reports and testimonies, this book presents a unique account of the impact of the World Bank's structural adjustment programme on African education. Part I contains an in-depth analysis and critique of the World Bank's policies on the future of African educational systems, while Part II looks at the response of teachers and students to the dismantling of public education and points to the development of a new Pan-Africanist movement.
 

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Contents

The Recolonization of African Education
19
Booker T Washington in Africa
25
Francophonie World Bank and the Collapse of the Francophone
37
The World Bank the Language Question
43
The Economic Roots of the Repression
61
The World Banks African Capacity Building Initiative
69
On the Future of the African University
83
African Students and Teachers Struggles Against Structural
113
Globalization and the Struggle for Education
151
Between Repression
165
Before and After
181
The State Versus the Academic Unions
197
Member of the Permanent Committee
215
The World Bank Privatization and the Fate
231
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SILVIA FEDERICI is Associate Professor of International Studies and Political Philosophy at New College, Hofstra University. She is a founding member and coordinator of the Committee for Academic Freedom in Africa. Among her earlier publications is Enduring Western Civilization: The Construction of the Concept of Western Civilization (Praeger, 1995).

Caffentzis has taught at the University of Calabar in Nigeria and is presently associate professor in the Department of Philosophy, University of Southern Maine.

Ousseina Alidou is assistant professor of African studies at Rutgers University. She is coeditor of "A Thousand Flowers: The Struggle for Education in African Universities and author of many articles in African literature and folklore, linguistics, and women's studies.

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