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    Ideas about the role of education in national development have changed greatly during the last thirty years. Before the mid-twentieth century, Westerners thought education had little to offer the underdeveloped world, especially the colonized regions of Africa and South Asia. They saw little prospect for modernization because underdevelopment was attributed to immutable factors like climate and race. Colonial education was directed towards preparing a small indigenous elite to become clerks and junior civil servants in local bureaucracies.

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    Summer 1975 Issue


    Nonformal Education and Occupational Stratification
    Implications for Latin America
    Thomas J. La Belle, Robert E. Verhine
    The African University as a Multinational Corporation
    Problems of Penetration and Dependency
    Ali A. Mazrui
    A Lesson from China
    Percy Bysshe Shelley and the Cultural Revolution at Wuhan University
    Joseleyne Slade Tien
    The Old Man and the Census
    Chinua Achebe
    Literary Colonialism
    Books in the Third World
    Philip G. Altbach
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