ERIC Number: ED436463
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug-6
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Preparing Tanzania's Young Children for the Economic World: Possibilities for Collaboration with Other Countries.
Mushi, Selina L. P.
This paper is a critical analysis of the role of the Tanzanian education system in enhancing young children's awareness of economic aspects around them. The major factors the paper considers are: the poverty of the country; the prominence of the education system as a socializing agent for children; the aim of early education in Tanzania; and young children's experiences of economic nature within their environments. Analysis reveals that young children in Tanzania encounter various aspects of economic nature at home, at school, and in their communities on a daily basis. Findings suggest that since the education system is the major vehicle for children's socialization outside the home and since formal learning takes place mostly in school, economic awareness can be enhanced within the school system. The paper proposes some strategies for enhancing young children's awareness of the economic world around them. The strategies are: developing a culture for trade, reexamining gender roles, examining economic barriers facing children, and incorporating some aspects of foreign trade in children's daily activities. Contains 11 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Tanzania