Mwalimu and the State of Education By Chambi Chachage

This is another work by Chambi Chachage and he is inviting comments, clarification and critique. You can read and/or download the whole article/chapter from Marafiki wa Vitabu File section.

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If there is one theme that was so dear to Julius K. Nyerere then it is education. He thought about it. He spoke about it. He even wrote about it. No wonder he is called Mwalimu, ‘The Teacher’.

A two volumes collection entitled Nyerere on Education published by HakiElimu, E & D Limited and the Mwalimu Nyerere Foundation in 2004 and 2006 respectively reveals that about 35 essays and speeches on the theme are attributed to his name. This chapter is a critical review of the thoughts and practices of Mwalimu on this theme of Elimu in relation to the current state of education in Tanzania. It is thematically divided into three main sections that are entitled after Nyerere’s speeches on The Power of Teachers, A Great Urge for Education and Education for Service and not for Selfishness that he delivered in 1966, 1954 and 1999 respectively.

Published in: on December 17, 2009 at 9:55 am  Comments (1)  
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  1. nice work

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