scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 1,241
Bantu education and source analysis 1 The main aims of the Bantu Education Act were mainly at least according to Dr Verwoerd to transform education for natives into Bantu education which will teach them things they will need to know in their lives This is stated clearly in Source A where Dr Verwoerd is quoted saying Education must train and teach people in accordance with their opportunities in life according to the sphere in which they live Reading between the lines Dr Verwoerd is saying that the Bantu are an inferior race that will never be equal to the whites and that it would be a waste of resources and effort to try and teach them things they will never need to know By saying the he almost directly suggests that the blacks should be kept down as it would be absolutely ridiculous to try and teach him mathematics for example when all he will ever amount to is a farmer or a tailor I In Source C it is directly stated that as most blacks will become agriculturists the most useful things that can be taught to them are gardening and needlework He doesnt even give the blacks a chance immediately dismissing them as complete idiots whom wouldnt even want the same type of education as the whites Therefore when planning the different syllabuses for all education the black systems should be limited to very simple skills such as reading writing farming and perhaps very simple mathematics We wouldnt want to overload the blacks with information that will only confuse them and make them unhappy now would we According to the Commission on Native Education the blacks knowledge of anything requiring intelligence should be barred In another speech by Dr Verwoerd Source B he states that The Bantu must be guided to serve his own community in all respects and Until now he has been subjected to a school system which drew
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA