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The Training of African Teachers in Natal from 1846-1964

By: Schicketanz, Nicolas

1869144422 / 9781869144425
Paperback / softback
30/04/2020
Published 30/04/2020
South Africa
150 x 220 mm, 500 grams 264 pages
Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly  Learn More Undergraduate

The history of African teacher training in Natal is one of the most neglected and under-researched aspects of educational history. This book attempts to set out the administrative history of this field as a first step in stimulating the further research that is so urgently needed. It provides an overview of how and why African teachers were trained in the colony and province of Natal, starting in 1846 with the arrival of the first missionaries and ending in 1964, ten years after the Bantu Education Act was passed.

By focusing on the past, the book also aims to provide a historical lens through which modern educational problems can be viewed.

The quality of an education system, past or present, depends on its teachers, and the most vital task of any education system is to ensure that teachers are properly trained to do what they should do: inspire and intellectually stimulate the young generation.

BIC:

1H Africa, 3JH c 1800 to c 1900, HBJH African history, JFSL9 Indigenous peoples, JNB History of education, JNFR Multicultural education

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