This book discusses and traces the history of educational development in Bechuanaland, a British Protectorate that attained independence in 1966 and became know as Botswana. P.T. Mgadla argues that both the missionaries and the colonial government under-developed educational development in Bechuanaland. They both harbored essentially negative attitudes towards educational advancement for women and minority groups. In pursuing this argument, Mgadla uses oral information, missionary correspondence, colonial records, as well as secondary literature on the history of education in Africa in general and Bechuanaland in particular. It thereby gives an authentic and comprehensive picture of the evolution of educational development in the country.
P.T. Mgadla is Senior Lecturer, University of Botswana.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 A Note on Terminology Chapter 5 Map of the Bechuanaland Protectorate Chapter 6 Introduction: Background; Indigenous Education; The Advent of Mission Education; Mission and Colonial Cooperation in Educational Development; Colonial and African Involvement in Educational Development; Educational Expansion After 1945; Conclusion; Chapter 7 Indigenous African Education: Informal Education; Formal Education; Skills; Women's Education; Conclusion; Notes Chapter 8 The Advent of Western Education Among Botswana 1847-1904: General 19th Century Missionary Attitudes and Motives; Botswana, Missionaries and Education; Other Botswana Merafe; 'Subject Groups; Conversion and Education; Early Botswana Education; The Mo Chapter 9 Mission and Colonial Education Among Botswana 1904 to 1928: The LMS, Government and Education Development; Inspection Reports; School Committees in the Southern Protectorate; School Committees in the North; European Education; Women Missionaries and Chapter 10 Government and African Control of Education in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1928 to 1948: Government Control of Education; Dumbrell's Efforts; Denominational Schools; African Efforts in Education; Women's Education; Conclusion; Notes Chapter 11 Educational Development in the Bechuanaland Protectorate, 1950-1965: Educational Policy and Administrations; Primary Education; Buildings and Equipment; Teachers and Teacher Training; Teaching and Conditions of Service; University and Tertiary Educa Chapter 12 Epilogue Chapter 13 Bibliography Chapter 14 Glossary Chapter 15 Index