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ERIC Number: EJ785126
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: Author
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ISSN: ISSN-0020-8566
Traditional African Modes of Education: Their Relevance in the Modern World
Omolewa, Michael
International Review of Education, v53 n5-6 p593-612 Nov 2007
This article explores the characteristics, goals, modes of transmission, teaching and learning strategies of indigenous African education, in which the pursuit of excellence and quality has always been an important aim. Informal and vocational training constitute the core of indigenous education in Africa. Under this traditional system, each person in the community is practically trained and prepared for his/her role in society. It is a holistic system, in which story telling, proverbs and myths also play an important role. The author suggests the adoption of some of the elements of this system into modern-day educational practice as a strategy for improving quality.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Africa