ERIC Number: ED212531
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: N/A
Nation-Building: Tanzania and the World. Through African Eyes: Cultures in Change, Unit VI.
Clark, Leon E., Ed.
The process of nation building in Tanzania is the topic of this book, the sixth in a series dealing with African culture and intended for secondary level students. Almost all of the selections in the book were written by Africans, and they come from a variety of sources including speeches, government documents, newspaper and magazine articles, scholarly studies, and personal observations of students, political leaders, and others. The basic purpose of the book is to capture some of the feelings, aspirations, and experiences of black Africans and, by so doing, help the reader develop a sense of empathy and a feeling of identity with human beings everywhere, recognizing the common humanity that all men share. Discussion questions are provided for the selections. Some examples of reading selections follow. In one selection the land resources of Tanzania and how they are being used are described. Swahili proverbs that reflect the values of traditional life in Tanzania are presented in another reading. In a speech, President Nyerere argues that socialism is the natural economic system for Tanzania because it comes closest to the traditional life of the people. In another selection a young man complains about the changes in marriage practices and tribal authority in his area brought about by government policies. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: African Culture, African History, Area Studies, Black Studies, Change, Developing Nations, Nationalism, Primary Sources, Reading Materials, Secondary Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council on International and Public Affairs, New York, NY.; Center for International Training and Education, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Tanzania