Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


Anthropology 215. Tanzania: Education and Development

This faculty-led field course uses education as lens to study the history of development in one of the most geographically and culturally rich countries in sub-Saharan Africa.  Through readings, lectures, site visits, village homestays, and intensive teaching in a rural secondary school, students explore the history of education in East Africa from the pre-colonial period to the present and the challenges that persist in providing equal educational opportunities for all in a poor, developing country.  Students will spend several days visiting development projects in two Northern zone cities, Arusha and Moshi and then move up-county to reside in a village mid-way up Mt. Kilimanjaro, a world heritage site and gateway to the roof of Africa.