The Athens of West Africa

The Athens of West Africa : A History of International Education at Fourah Bay College, Freetown, Sierra Leone

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This book is about Fourah Bay College (FBC) and its role as an institution of higher learning in both its African and international context. The study traces the College's development through periods of missionary education (1816-1876), colonial education (1876-1938), and development education (1938-2001).show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 17.78mm | 616g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1138987638
  • 9781138987630

Table of contents

Introduction Part One: Missionary Education, 1787-1876 1. Founding a Christian Institution, 1787-1840 2. An African-American Principal and the Returned Diasporan Influence, 1840-1864 3. Contesting Visions of a West African University, 1864-1876 Part Two: Colonial Education, 1876-1937 4. Krio Resistance and Pan-Africanism: The Roots of African Studies, 1877-1908 5. An Era of Rising Nationalism, 1908-1937 Part Three: Development Education, 1938-1999 6. Colonial Development and the Scramble Out of Africa, 1938-1960 7. African Studies and Educational Relevance: Curriculum Development, 1961-2001 8. From Independence to State Collapse: Student Activism and the Political Context, 1961-2001 Conclusion: The Future of International Education at Fourah Bay Collegeshow more