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ERIC Number: EJ855553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 62
ISSN: ISSN-0305-7925
Education and Cultural Hybridity: What Cultural Values Should Be Imparted to Students in Kenya?
Maeda, Mitsuko
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.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya