n Acta Academica - Meeting challenges in rural African education : a Zambian case study

Volume 44, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0587-2405


Private initiatives can contribute to the eradication of many of the educational problems of developing countries, specifically in rural Africa. This article explores the crippling education problems of several developing countries. It argues that many of these problems can be addressed by non-governmental organisations making use of privately funded mini-education systems. In particular, an analysis and discussion of the Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education shows that a private educational initiative, acting as a mini-education system itself, can make a substantial contribution towards the pedagogical upliftment of a community in a rural area, such as that of the Masaïti area of Zambia.

Privaatinisiatiewe kan 'n bydrae lewer tot die oplossing van baie van die onderwysprobleme in ontwikkelende lande, veral in die landelike gedeeltes van Afrika. Hierdie artikel ondersoek die onderwysprobleme in verskeie ontwikkelende lande. Hierdie probleme kan die hoof gebied word deur nie-regeringsorganisasies wat gebruik maak van privaatbefondste mini-onderwysstelsels. 'n Analise en bespreking van die Foundation for Cross-Cultural Education toon dat 'n privaat-onderwysinisiatief wat in sigself optree as 'n mini-onderwysstelsel 'n aansienlike bydrae kan lewer tot die pedagogiese opheffing van 'n gemeenskap in 'n landelike area, soos dié van die Masaïti-gebied in Zambië.

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