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ERIC Number: EJ826551
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-1538
The Local Curriculum in Mozambique: The Santa Rita Community School in Xinavane
Dhorsan, Adelaide; Chachuaio, Albertina Moreno
Prospects: Quarterly Review of Comparative Education, v38 n2 p199-213 Jun 2008
In 1983, Mozambique started reviewing the education system that it had inherited from the Portuguese colonial administration. One of the innovations introduced into basic education is the time allocated to the local curriculum (LC) within the national curriculum (NC). The LC enables the communities, including the poorest and those furthest removed from the school environment, to identify themselves with the importance of schooling and allow children to find meaning in what they learn with respect to their life in their community. The good practice described below has been introduced in a community school, where it has successfully brought together the LC and NC to become an individual and collective asset for the community in which it has been implemented. It is a successful example worth studying in detail.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mozambique