From 1922 to 1925, Archer was appointed Governor of. Archer's theories of education were typical of the British colonial administration. The author is conscious that the women educators have mostly been unsung - perhapsbecause they mostly soldiered on in the field and didn't rise to the policy levels. The district was treated as a closed zone with little contact with the rest of Kenya. However, due to doubts that the local Ugandans could handle higher education the establishment at in only gave training for low-level clerical work. His uncle sent him on an ornithological collecting trip the next year.
On the basis of his survey work, Archer was appointed District Commissioner of the Northern Frontier district in Kenya. Oldham of the International Missionary Council. Each person is written up as an individual and because some of the studies have beenpublished as articles elsewhere there is a certain amount of repetitious explanation. The Intellectual Calibre of the Indian Education Service -- 3. Risley, on the other hand, maintained that the primary distinction was one of race.
He was willing to work with the Mahdists, Britain's former enemies, and this open-minded attitude put an end to his career. The was not founded until 1896 and thus he was an employee of the provincial government. He eventually did achieve the promotion when White retired in August 1892. The British violently suppressed the mutiny, removed the Egyptian army from the Sudan and purged the administration of Egyptian officials. In Uganda, Archer sought to employ indigenous residents for higher level clerical work so as to lessen the British administration's dependence on Indians for such activity. Nesfield objected strenuously to this decision, firing off letters first to the Secretary of State for the province, , and then to , who was the.
He discovered three new bird species and several new races. For readers of The Overseas Pensioner, the bulk of the book devoted to colonialeducational policy-makers will hold more interest. Hussey, Sir Christopher Cox, Frank Ward, Freda Gwilliam - the 'Great Aunt' of British colonial education, and the great social anthropologist turned educationalist, Margaret Mead. Supplement to the London Gazette: 6317. Abd al-Rahman was leader of the neo-Mahdists in Sudan. Anthropologist Ellen Bal notes that Nesfield denied any general difference between so-called Aryan and aboriginal blood, arguing that Aryan blood had been mixed with the indigenous by the time the caste system evolved.
Other books on the English language by Nesfield include A Junior Course In English Composition, A Senior Course In English Composition, but it was his A Manual Of English Grammar and Composition that proved really successful both in Britain and — so much so that it formed the basis for many other grammar and composition primers including but not limited to , and High School English Grammar and Composition, fondly called by and H. He became a postmaster holder of a senior scholarship at at the. In 1924, there had been a crisis in Egypt when a government hostile to the British was elected. Abd al-Rahman was the son of the self-proclaimed Mahdi 1844—1885 and was leader of the movement. The moral basis for their work is well described -- all had a powerful ethical generally Christian drive and would fulfil Freda Gwilliam's criteria for a good Directorof Education; humanity, selflessness and a concern for the indigenous people. Tribes, which he considered to be kin-based groups that dominated small areas, were the dominant feature of rural life.
Archer was a tall and imposing man, and had a forceful personality. Butthis treatment has the advantage of showing up the connections and relationshipsbetween these officials. Education and the British Empire - cultural imperialism or vital preparation for independence and nationhood? Freda Gwilliam's battle with the Colonial Office over her salary and status throws somelight on this! His collection and observations were basis for a later book on the birds of the region co-authored with Miss Eva Godman. Nesfield became the curate of St Michael's Church, , in. In one district that he had not visited before the locals saluted his chauffeur, the only person in uniform. Whitehead is an indefatigable chronicler of facts. .
Escorted by horsemen, the dignitaries went on by car to a reception at the Sayyid's house. Archer settled in the south of France when he retired, dying at on 1 May 1964. Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer In office May 1914 — October 1919 Preceded by In office October 1919 — 17 August 1922 Succeeded by In office 1922—1925 Preceded by Succeeded by In office 5 January 1925 — 6 July 1926 Preceded by Succeeded by Personal details Born 4 July 1882 , , Died 1 May 1964 1964-05-01 aged 81 Sir Geoffrey Francis Archer 4 July 1882 — 1 May 1964 was an ornithologist, big game hunter and colonial official. He went to in 1904 where he conducted extensive surveys. On 5 June 1920, Archer was appointed. Archer's visit precipitated a crisis in the colonial administration.
He gave the copyrights to a publisher in London after retiring. Sayyid ʻAbd al-Raḥmān al-Mahdī: a study of neo-Mahdīsm in the Sudan, 1899-1956. According to Nesfield, society there was less governed by ideas of caste based on and instead was more open and fluid. Summary Education and the British Empire - cultural imperialism or vital preparation for independence and nationhood? When Archer reached Khartoum in January 1925 he landed in frogged uniform, with sword and plumes, to be greeted on the quay by the members of his council in business suits. Abdullah Hassan retreated to the region where he attempted to regroup for yet another counter-expedition. The individual biographies are preceded by a short more general piece on the ColonialEducation Service, mentioning several other persons and suggesting further subjects.