Democracy and Education in Namibia and Beyond: A Critical Appraisal

Democracy and Education in Namibia and Beyond: A Critical Appraisal

The Namibian constitution makes full provision for education as a fundamental human right and freedom. Three years into independence, as part of the government’s educational policy, the ‘Education for All Policy’ was launched as a stepping stone to free quality education. However, inequities have become widely pronounced within the Namibian educational system.

Detailed Information

  • Title: Democracy and Education in Namibia and Beyond: A Critical Appraisal
  • Editor: Elizabeth M. Amukugo
  • Publisher: University of Namibia
  • Country of Origin: South Africa
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • ISBN: 9789991642307
  • Bib. Info: Paperback

The Namibian constitution makes full provision for education as a fundamental human right and freedom. Three years into independence, as part of the government’s educational policy, the ‘Education for All Policy’ was launched as a stepping stone to free quality education. However, inequities have become widely pronounced within the Namibian educational system.

Democracy and Education in Namibia and Beyond debates the education–democracy nexus in Namibia and the southern African context. It defines and explores the meaning of democracy and related concepts. It also looks at what democracy means in the context of human rights and access to education.

This is an important contribution to the Namibian education landscape, and it will certainly stimulate further debate and highlight key deficits that we must deal with to ensure meaningful reform in our education system.

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