The Zimbabwean political economy and education, 1980- 1982
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In this paper an attempt will be made to sketch major political, economic and educational developments in Zimbabwe since independence. Although the conclusions and the recommendations here are stated definitely they are offered tentatively for a number of reasons, First, Zimbabwe has been independent for only two years. in analyzing such, a short period it is only possible to try to detect trends. secondly, the material reproduced here is part cf a study of the political economy of Zimbabwean education from the pre-colonial to the post-colonial period. Because of the scope of that study (both in terms of the length of the period covered and the range of is sixes analyzed) it has not bee", possible to examine the postcolonial period in adequate detail. a third problem with the data in this paper is teat they a,re freshly collected and have not been properly digested finally, and most importantly, its difficult for an outsider, particularly a transient one, to insert him- or herself into another people's political and economic debate. tor, however much sympathy one has for the Zimbabwean liberation movement, and however much effort one has put into striving the situation here, Zimbabwean troubles can only be waged by Zimbabweans.