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Education in the French Colonies

by Paul Crouzet 1931

One need scarcely expect, in dealing with education in the French Colonies, to arrive at general, common conceptions, since the main principle of colonial education is differentiation, adaptation of the educational offering to the needs of the given colony. Hence this great diversity of effort, which, because there were fifteen different colonies to be served, has meant the building up of fifteen different educational systems. Hence, also, the difficulty of administering and controlling these systems from France, of daily reference to fifteen different sets of school regulations. And hence, finally, the difficulty of trying to describe all these systems in a single report, an enterprise never heretofore undertaken in summary form, of which this will be the first example showing any considerable degree of completeness and detail.

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1931, p. 267-566
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14800, Date Accessed: 7/18/2018 12:35:51 PM

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  • Paul Crouzet
    Ministry of the Colonies, Paris
    Inspector- Counsillor of Public Instruction
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