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Teaching Tanzania: Education and the Creation of Tanzania in a Cold War World

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dc.contributor.advisor Vaughan, Olufemi en_US
dc.contributor.author Nicholson, Timothy Alan en_US
dc.contributor.other Department of History en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2013-05-22T17:35:19Z
dc.date.accessioned 2015-04-24T14:47:11Z
dc.date.available 2013-05-22T17:35:19Z
dc.date.available 2015-04-24T14:47:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012-05-01 en_US
dc.identifier Nicholson_grad.sunysb_0771E_10840 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1951/59807 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11401/71361 en_US
dc.description 364 pg. en_US
dc.description.abstract This dissertation used education to highlight local and global dimensions of nation building in Tanzania. It examines the process by which the late colonial and early postcolonial education officials in Tanzania experimented with and developed educational and nationalistic institutions as a means to interact with their populations and satisfy increasingly vocal demands for social services. Using oral histories as well as sources from the Tanzanian National Archive and the archives of American non-governmental organizations, this dissertation also highlights the fundamental role that non-elite actors, such as teachers, students, and low-level government officials, played in acting as intermediaries between elite politicians and the general population. These transitional figures reproduced the ideology of the nation--state at the local level, while also using global resources, newly-available through Cold War rivalries, that developed institutions and educational structures that reinforced the scope and legitimacy of the nation--state. Nationalist celebrations became a critical part of this interaction as did controversies regarding immoral and unproductive female citizens. In examining the development of educational and post-colonial nationalistic institutions, this project argues that local issues, national agendas, and global paradigms of authority worked collectively to reinforce the ideals of national citizenship and the pre-eminence of the nation--state, in the new postcolonial world. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship This work is sponsored by the Stony Brook University Graduate School in compliance with the requirements for completion of degree. en_US
dc.format Monograph en_US
dc.format.medium Electronic Resource en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher The Graduate School, Stony Brook University: Stony Brook, NY. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh History--African history--Education en_US
dc.subject.other British imperialism, Cold War, East Africa, education, Tanzania en_US
dc.title Teaching Tanzania: Education and the Creation of Tanzania in a Cold War World en_US
dc.type Dissertation en_US
dc.mimetype Application/PDF en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Wilson, Kathleen en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Williams, John en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Beverley, Eric L en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember Arens, William en_US

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