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Education and Citizenship in East Africa, 1966-1967: Tanzania Sample (ICPSR 4073)

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This study contains survey data from samples of primary and secondary school students in Tanzania in 1966 and 1967. The study focused on respondents' feelings toward the teacher and the educational system, trust in others, attitudes toward the political system, and conception of the relationship between the educational system and the economic and political systems. Several questions attempted to assess whether the students believed that an education would help them in the future with respect to employment, influencing the government, and being a good citizen. Background data such as age, race, religion, and education of parents were also collected.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Original Primary School Data - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
DS2:  Original Secondary School Data (Card Image) - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS3:  Original Secondary School Data - Download All Files (1 MB)
DS4:  Revised Primary School Data - Download All Files (1.4 MB)
DS5:  Revised Secondary School Data Card 1 - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS6:  Revised Secondary School Data Card 2 - Download All Files (1.1 MB)
DS7:  Revised Secondary School Data Card 3 - Download All Files (0.7 MB)

Study Description


Prewitt, Kenneth. Education and Citizenship in East Africa, 1966-1967: Tanzania Sample. ICPSR04073-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-03-03. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04073.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   citizenship, educational opportunities, educational system, elementary school students, employment potential, political attitudes, prejudice, racial attitudes, racial discrimination, religious beliefs, secondary school students, social attitudes, student attitudes, student teacher relationship, trust in government

Geographic Coverage:   Africa, Tanzania, Global

Time Period:  

  • 1966--1967

Date of Collection:  

  • 1966--1967

Unit of Observation:   students

Universe:   Parts 1 and 4: Primary school students from Tanzania. Parts 2-3, 5-7: Secondary school students from Tanzania.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) ICPSR has released all the files that were received from the University of California, Berkeley. No documentation regarding data layout was provided to ICPSR. (2) Parts 1-3 are the original data files that were extracted from the magnetic tapes of the principal investigator. Parts 4-7 are revisions to those data files made by Tina Green from the University of California, Berkeley. Please see the accompanying codebook for a full description of the work performed by Tina Green. (3) Parts 4-7 contain comma-delimited data. The first line of each file contains variable names. (4) The codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.


Data Source:

self-enumerated questionnaires


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Version History:

  • 2006-01-18 File CB4073.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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