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ERIC Number: EJ657465
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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ISSN: ISSN-0790-8318
Autonomous Language Learning in Africa: A Mismatch of Cultural Assumptions.
Sonaiya, Remi
Language, Culture and Curriculum, v15 n2 p106-16 2002
Questions the global validity of the autonomous method of language learning, which has origins in the European and North American traditions of individualism. Raises the question of appropriateness of the cultural content of educational materials that are alleged to be suitable for global dissemination, with special reference to the Yoruba world view and the widespread failures of foreign-aided educational programs in sub-Saharan Africa. (Author/VWL)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa