ERIC Number: ED366540
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Functional Curriculum Development: A Means of Retaining Nomadic Fulbe Cultural Identity. Contribution of Education to Cultural Development.
To develop a functional curriculum for Nigeria's nomadic Fulbe tribespeople it is necessary to understand the cultural setting. The myths of the Fulbe, such as the story of herdsman Sile Sajo's encounter with the deity Kumen, provide insight into the culture. The story reflects the society's agricultural base, identifies personal characteristics which the culture prizes, and provides insight into the Fulbe moral code. Fulbe nomads have a culture distinct from that of the larger Nigerian society. As such, there is a need for special approaches to education. Nigeria's New National Policy on Education provides details of the integrative aims and objectives of the government's educational efforts, including its short and long term goals. The policy also sets out curriculum guidelines on language, mathematics, social studies, science, and creative activities. Education must incorporate the past into the present in order to fashion the future, and thus enable the Fulbe to take their place in the world society in a spirit of solidarity. (Contains 15 references.) (SG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Paris (France).
Identifiers: Fulbe (Tribe); Nigeria
Note: Paper presented at the United Nations Educational, scientific and Cultural Organization International Conference on Education (Geneva, Switzerland, September 14-19, 1992). Forty-third Session. For related documents, see SO 023 753-762.