This volume concentrates on the processes and practices of formal education, which shaped, and were shaped by, imperial values, attitudes and behaviour. It is concerned with: The myths and visions of imperialism; The nature and extent of ethnocentric attitudes, declared and undeclared; The use of education as a means of disseminating and reinforcing imperial images; The changing concept of imperialism as reflected in the emphases of educational literature The different perceptions of imperialism in the various social and ethnic strata of metropolitan and overseas communities and education systems The assimiliation, adaptation and rejection of metropolitan educational models The issue of imperial education as enlightenment, hegemony and control. The book features chapters by educationalists, historians and sociologists on education as a cornerstone in the construction of imperial control.

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