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Record number 478289
Title Why was the Dutch legacy so poor? Educational development in the Netherlands Indies, 1871-1942
Author(s) Frankema, E.H.P.
Source Masyarakat Indonesia : Majalah Ilmu - Ilmu Sosial Indonesia 39 (2013)2. - ISSN 0125-9989 - p. 307 - 326.
Department(s) Rural and Environmental History
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Abstract This contribution builds upon Anne Booth’s extensive work on the differentiated evolution of colonial education systems in East and Southeast Asia. The article probes further into the underlying causes of the poor Dutch legacy. I argue that the spread of popular education was not only hampered by a lack of financial commitment, but also by notable inequalities in the allocation of funds for education and a great reluctance to support initiatives in investment in private education, which, I think, should be interpreted as the result of the metropolitan commitment to secular colonial rule in an overwhelmingly Islamic society.
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