Education in the British Gold Coast and the French Ivory Coast


Korean Minjok Leadership Academy
LYH



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August 25th 2009



August 25th 2009 . go to LYH's Log

(1) Sources missed
Statesman's Year Book 1928 Gold Coast (pp.233-236) on schools : There were in 1925-26 22 government schools and 221 assisted schools which are under the control of various missions; average attendance of primary and secondary schools (exclusive of Northern Territories, 29,332 in 1926-27) enrolled 32,463; government expenditure on education in 1926-27 : 166,299 Pound Sterling. There are also a large number of non-assisted primary schools supported by the various religious bodies. A University College for Secondary education in Achimota was formally opened on Jan. 22nd 1927.
check my yearbooks & Mitchell, International Statistics for this kind of information

(2) Facts
(2a) Gold Coast was located on the Gulf of Guinea in West Africa.
The term Gold Coast historically describes a stretch of coast in West Africa, today shared by Ghana and Togo. Here a number of European colonial trading companies maintained factories where they traded with the native West Africans. In 1850 and 1872 Britain acquired the Danish and Dutch possessions on the Gold Coast and consolidated them into what was to become the Gold Coast colony and protectorate, ..
The Gold Coast, as a geographical name, may no longer be used (politically incorrect), but as you write it one might think of Atlantis. Same with Ivory Coast

(3) Organization
(3a) Separate description of Ivory Coast and Comparative Analysis
(3b) Your paper is heavy on why Britain, France pursued different educational policies, weak on absolute figures. In case of both colonies you describe the education system as one unit. You might want to differentiate into : primary education, secondary education, college & universities.

(4) Title
Was chosen for term paper, needs to be adjusted for research paper