ERIC Number: EJ855553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
Education and Cultural Hybridity: What Cultural Values Should Be Imparted to Students in Kenya?
Compare: A Journal of Comparative and International Education, v39 n3 p335-348 May 2009
This paper discusses what cultural values should be imparted to Kenyan students in the post-colonial era. Traditionalists had argued that an education based on Western culture, i.e. colonial culture, was the root cause of the present social and political problems, and therefore it should be de-emphasised. Such an argument, however, is criticised by post-modern scholars who embrace the concept of cultural hybridity. The criticism is validated by a case study presented here, which showed the observed attitudes of Kenyan students. This paper therefore suggests that the concept of cultural hybridity should be accepted in school, as it may contribute to the formation of a stable democratic society.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Values, Cultural Literacy, Case Studies, Acculturation, Cultural Pluralism, Traditionalism, Postmodernism, Democratic Values, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Education, Nationalism, Educational Policy, Educational Principles
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya