Moroccan Soul: French Education, Colonial Ethnology, and Muslim Resistance, 1912-1956

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U of Nebraska Press, 2009 - Education - 341 pages
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Before French conquest, education played an important role in Moroccan society as a means of cultural reproduction and as a form of cultural capital that defined a person's social position. Primarily religious and legal in character, the Moroccan educational system did not pursue European educational ideals. Following the French conquest of Morocco, however, the French established a network of colonial schools for Moroccan Muslims designed to further the agendas of the conquerors. The Moroccan Soul examines the history of the French education system in colonial Morocco, the development of Fren.
  

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Contents

1 Empire and Education
1
2 An Uncertain Beginning
33
3 The West African Connection
61
4 A New Pedagogy for Morocco?
89
5 A Psychological Ethnology
115
6 A Worker Proletariat with a Dangerous Mentality
151
7 Elite Demands
177
8 Nests of Nationalism
203
9 Legacies and Reversals
237
Notes
265
Bibliography
291
Index
309
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