THE EFFECT OF CULTURE ON ALLOCATION OF MANPOWER AND EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF AFRICAN NATIONS (UGANDA) (IMPROVEMENT, CYCLE, THEORY).
AuthorKIWUWA, ABRAHAM EDWARD.
AdvisorButler, Henry E.
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PublisherThe University of Arizona.
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AbstractEvery era confronts its distinctive social and political dramas. In the mid-twentieth century, center stage has frequently been dominated by the struggle of the so-called "Third World," first, for liberation from the colonial powers and then for development and entry into the modern world. The sixties were to be the "decade of development." Yet many of the emerging nations developed very little, if at all, and some slid backward. To this outcome, general political instability and specific tribal, religious, and ethnic conflicts made their contribution. The study analyzes the problem of whether traditional cultural values in African nations have hindered the needed steady progress which has occurred in the western counterpart in regards to political, social, and economic development. The methodological approach was done through a series of tests. The study was devised to demonstrate how a segment of a society can accelerate a need for a change to the advantage of the rest of the population. Questionnaires and interviews were developed and administered to 400 traditional Africans, predominantly Ugandans and 250 of a cross section of the American population. These were tested on members of the both societies with a career aspiration in leadership and administration. The study also looked at how people transmit their culture by reviewing and testing the written material about books on African and American culture. The study revealed that the traditional African people tested were in a transition from their historical static condition to the western culture of progress and that resistance to change was gradually on the verge of disappearing. The study also pointed out that there is a certain element in which the African nations aspiring to the goal of western development have tended to change within the context of African way of life development. The author reminds his readers that development is not abrupt process but demands careful attention to protect the future and that of the past and that the developing countries should not assimilate all the Western World offers them as an example.
Degree ProgramEducational Administration