A Political Economy of the African School as a Learning Organization

AOK Noah
2013 International Journal of Learning and Development  
Total enterprise and the marketization of schooling as implied and currently practiced hold no good for the poor African child. The poor African needs to be protected from the consequences and excesses of the free market. The paper concludes that learning organization is a pseudonym for marketization and intellectual pauperization. The New Metaphor Enterprise is the new metaphor for schooling in post-industrial societies. Schools must compete, must search and research and be chartered. Unlike
more » ... chartered. Unlike in the colonial past when schools were managerially inactive and always dependent on government"s directives and supervision, twenty-first century schools are internally, self-driven and often profit oriented. The impact of enterprise and the profit bias is found in the situation whereby in several African states schools are often of two types: public and privately owned schools. Public schools still live in the past, dependent on the government and lacking basic equipment and facilities, while
doi:10.5296/ijld.v3i3.3861 fatcat:f4spxzthf5g3fbmagcx6udfd6e