ERIC Number: ED353047
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
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Family and Community Education: A Nigerian Perspective.
Lijadu, M. O.
Development and learning are synonymous in traditional African education and are embedded in the cultural and educational values of African people. The community, extended family, and a strong family life with children as top priority, play important roles in traditional education. Family education based on the people's culture and traditions, with the mothers as the teachers and primary carriers of culture, is common among African nations. Story telling is used for building character and to transmit knowledge and cultural values. These stories, folklore, and songs are regarded as the unwritten syllabus of traditional education. In rural areas, nature provides children with learning experiences and helps prepare them for adult life. An appeal to continue embracing the values of traditional education and story telling, and to blend them with technological advancements, is made to Nigerian women. (SM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Africa; Nigeria