GLOBALCULTURZ Vol.III No.2 May-August 2022 ISSN:2582-68
Article ID-2022-3-2-003 Pages: 521-532 Language: English
Date of Receipt: 2022.06.10 Date of Review: 2022.07.07 Date of Pub: 2022.07.10
Domain of Study: Humanities & Social Sciences Sub-Domain: Language Studies
Dr. Krishna Kumar Jha
Senior Lecturer & Head
Department of Creative Writing & Publications
Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Moka
E-mail: email@example.com [M:+23057650253,-91-9953261842]
About the Author
Dr Krishna Kumar Jha is a Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Creative Writing & Publications of Mahatma Gandhi Institute, Mauritius. Under his editorial, the Department is publishing ‘Vasant’ and Rimjhim, two quarterly literary magazines. As a former Head of Language Resource Centre at MGI, he had coordinated and launched Online Introductory Courses in Hindi, Urdu, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Sanskrit, Modern Chinese and Bhojpuri. He is Coordinator of Secondary Hindi Curriculum of Ministry of Education of Mauritius. His key area of research is Mauritian Hindi literature, Second Language Teaching-learning and Mauritian Hindi Journalism. He is also associated with many socio-cultural organizations of Mauritius with the aim of promoting Hindi language and culture in Mauritius.
The French Revolution of 1789 brought fundamental educational changes both in France and Ile de France. The local administrators and French elite class feared that should the dominated classes become literate their supremacy might be challenged. Therefore, once again, there was no educational planning until 1790, when the Colonial Assembly took charge of the colony (Cochin, 1936: p.127). Then, the National College was set up and a traditional curriculum - Mathematics, Drawing, Hydrology and Sciences - was adopted (Pritipaul, 1976: p.47). Unfortunately, due to financial constraints and political pressures, coupled with the outbreak of smallpox in 1793, the College had to be temporarily closed (Revue Historique, 25 January, 1891). In 1794, Moreau started a Day School, which was also closed only after one year - 1795.
Keywords-Education, Mauritius, Languages, History