ERIC Number: EJ724402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
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An Endless Desert Walk: Perspectives of Education from the San in Botswana
Winkle Wagner, R.
International Journal of Educational Development, v26 n1 p88-97 Jan 2006
The San tribe in Botswana has historically been oppressed as they have struggled to maintain their culture and livelihood in the face of change. This article presents a portion of a multiple case study of access to education in Botswana, examining access to education for the San, a minority tribe with little access to formal schooling. The findings indicate that the San face barriers to educational access such as language differences, the inconvenient location of formal schools, the impact of tribal resettlement, and cultural differences. The barriers experienced by the San imply the need for educational reforms to better include this group in formal education.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Tribes, Access to Education, Indigenous Populations, Minority Groups, Cultural Differences, Educational Change, Language Minorities
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Identifiers - Location: Botswana