5. Colonialism and Education

What characterizes the basic terms "colonialism" and "postcolonialism"? How does the colonial age continue to affect former colonial states and other societies?

5. Colonialism and Education

The history of colonialism and its consequences is constantly being renegotiated. Since the 1990s, the views of the former colonial rulers have receded into the background and the perspectives of the people who lived in the colonies have come to the fore. One of the goals of recent colonial history is not only to come to terms with violence, forced labor and racism in the former colonies, but also the work of those who opposed colonial rule. The postcolonial theory also sharpened the view of its long-term consequences. What counter-narratives to Western colonial history are there that have often been marginalized in the struggle for "historical truths"? What characterizes the basic terms "colonialism" and "postcolonialism"? How does the colonial age continue to affect former colonial states and other societies?