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Bude, Udo. 1983. “The Adaptation Concept in British Colonial Education.” Comparative Education 19 (3): 341–55.


Abstract: "The solution to the problems of education in Africa proposed by Jones and his colleagues was the design of an educational concept adapted to the needs of people, completely oriented towards family and community life. Their proposed 'adapted education' for black Africa would, it was believed, diminish selfish individual competitiveness based on an unrelated bookish system, and instead develop the community as a whole by improving the general standard of living of the population though a community-oriented school system."


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May 24, 2018

Critical Commentary

This 1983 article by Udo Bude takes up a long standing question about the kind of education assumed to be most suitable for "Black Africa" by British colonialists.