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Western traditions and the status of the teaching profession in Africa

D. N. Sifuna

Western traditions and the status of the teaching profession in Africa

by D. N. Sifuna

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Published by Kenyatta University in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Africa.,
  • Africa
    • Subjects:
    • Teachers -- Africa.,
    • Professional socialization.,
    • Teachers -- Training of -- Africa.,
    • Education -- Africa -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Daniel Namusonge Sifuna.
      SeriesInaugural lecture ;, 2, Inaugural lecture (Kenyatta University) ;, 2.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsLB1775.4.A35 S54 1990
      The Physical Object
      Pagination36 p. :
      Number of Pages36
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2024780M
      LC Control Number90981331

      The admirable quality of Non-Western Educational Traditions is that it seeks to include Indigenous educational thought and practices from Asia, Africa and the Americas, an objective that is not often found in texts that deal with the philosophy and history of education. Reagan presents a variety of traditions and demonstrates how they are as. We may also mention the proposals of Dr. A. E. Bestor for the study of American civilization as a foundation for liberal education, which are contained in the final chapter of his book Educational Wastelands (). All the programmes are concerned in one way or other with the study of Western culture as an intelligible unity.

      West Africa covers an area of about one-fifth of the continent, or 6,, sq km. The northern part of the region is a semi-arid terrain, south of the Sahara Desert. The southern part is covered by savannahs. The total population of West Africa exceeds million. The most populous country is Nigeria with million inhabitants (). The African Educational Evolution: From Traditional Training to Formal Education by Boateng () In Africa, the introduction of western formal education has often served as obstacles to the the imposition of the Western education was meant to reinforce the colonial conditions by.

      THE IMPACT OF WESTERN COLONIAL EDUCATION ON ZIMBABWE’S TRADITIONAL AND POSTCOLONIAL EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM(S) by DENNIS MASAKA submitted in accordance with the requirements for the degree of DOCTOR OF LITERATURE AND PHILOSOPHY in the subject PHILOSOPHY at the UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AFRICA SUPERVISOR: PROF M B RAMOSE CO . models within a culture. A culture’s heroes are expressed in the culture’s myths, which can be the subject of novels and other forms of literature (Rushing & Frentz, ). Janice Hocker Rushing () has argued, for example, that an enduring myth in U.S. culture, as seen in films, is the rugged individualist cowboy of the American West.


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Western traditions and the status of the teaching profession in Africa by D. N. Sifuna Download PDF EPUB FB2

Education in West Africa is a comprehensive critical reference guide to education in the region. Written by regional experts, the book explores the education systems of Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Chad, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.

It critically examines the development of. Non-Western Educational Traditions book. Local Approaches to Thought and Practice. • NEW. Chapter 2 exploring key features of the ‘western educational tradition’, and information about the contemporary educational systems in different countries as well as several contemporary cases of state education in AfricaAuthor: Timothy Reagan.

The central argument of this research stems from the submission that colonialism, slave trade and missionary are the platform upon which Western education thrive and are sustained.

While insisting that Western education has precariously contaminated. west african pre-colonial education versus western education in west africa: re-enlivening the discourse of pre- colonial education in africa Article (PDF Available) June w Reads. of Western culture led to the introduction of the regimented, schematized system of Western education known as "schooling." The school curricula were formulated, fashioned, and relished with Western cul-tural ideals and values.

Very little refer-ence was made to indigenous African so-cial and physical ecology as well as cultural values and ideals. With Africa subjugated and dominated, the Western culture and European mode of civilisation began to thrive and outgrow African cultural heritage.

Traditional African cultural practices paved the way for foreign way of doing things as Africans became fully ‘westernised’.

Western culture now is regarded as frontline Size: 69KB. Western education had an impact on the African societies during colonial rule, in the process of decolonization and also in the time after independence. As said, I want to focus on the impact of educational efforts on the struggle for independence and the nationalist movements in Africa.

10 Teaching Profession for the 21st Century through regional cooperation, knowledge and practice sharing, taking into the account the existing and newly-acquired research-based evidence on the teaching profession and the latest international and European Union developments regarding rs from each of the above countriesFile Size: KB.

traditions of the peoples of Southern Africa. By this means, it is hoped that the study1 will be more directly applicable to the churches in South and Southern Africa. However, it is noteworthy that many traditions are common to the southern Bantu speaking peoples as well as peoples of Central Africa, testifying to their common origin centuries ago.

purpose of education, this article examines sorne key issues in African traditional education, namely its philosophical foundations, content and methods, strengths and weaknesses. The philosophical foundations of Afri­ can traditional education are the five principles of preparationism, function­ alism, communaHsm, perenniaHsm and holisticism.

Every culture has its own unique stamp of identity characterized by traditions, values and norms that make it distinctive. Over the centuries we have seen that the old African traditions are gradually fading away as we adopt western traditions and slowly conform to western influence, this continues to happen right before our eyes.

Oral tradition in conjunction with texts written in Arabic constitute the main sources of information on West Africa. CICIBA of Gabon has produced several works (largely in French) on medicine in the Bantu-speaking regions of Central and Southern Africa.

“Teaching creates all other professions.” Author Unknown “Teaching is not a lost art (profession), but the regard for it is a lost tradition.” Jacques Barzun We often use the term “profession” in a generic sort of way referring to what is your trade/vocation.

Profession is derived from the word “profiteor” meaning to profess. words: “To be born into African society is to be born into a culture that is intensely and pervasively religious and that means, and requires, participating in the religious beliefs and rituals of the community.”9 This understanding of the pervasive influence of religion on.

Peter Dolton, author of the Global Teacher Status Index, which ranks the status of teachers in different countries, shares his theories on what influences respect for teachers Skip Author: Peter Dolton.

This Code of Professional Practice is important for all teachers including principals employed by the ACT Department of Education and Training. As public service employees, teachers hold a special position of trust. In their respective roles, teachers exercise powers that have a significant impact on.

Adeyemi and Adeyinka () have argued that before the introduction of Western civilization into Africa, the philosophical foundations of African traditional indigenous education were aimed at the five principles of preparationism, functionalism. The contribution of Western education to the creation of an African-educated elite is well documented.

What is not equally well documented is the fact that African-educated elites have used their education and the schools to perpetuate their dominance by denying the poor the knowledge necessary to protect their political and economic rights and to advance in by: African Origins of the Major "Western Religions" first published incontinues to be one of Dr.

Ben's most thought-provoking works. This critical examination of the history, beliefs and myths, remains instructive and fresh/5. Africa and the Western World “It seems evident, in countries where many people do not even speak the official language of French or English, let alone the five to ten languages of other local tribes, that most Africans have no idea what they are wearing when they put on these shirts.” (Loftus) The Western World has had a huge impact on the continent and culture of Africa.

This study explores the transformation of Black school education in South Africa from to The study examines the events that necessitated the transformation of the political landscape, which in turn led to the post-apartheid process of social and political change to establish democracy and social equality.

In the context of this study a.Africa, recently liberated from western political domination, is in danger of falling under the domination of western—or eastern—ideological neo- colonialism.

The African countries are being barraged concretely by western ideas on sex, marriage and the family.INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN TRADITIONAL RELIGION.

Welcome to the summary lecture of African Traditional Religions. This is a 3-hour summary lecture on the basic components of African Traditional Religions. The purpose of this is to help to orient a person who would like to work in the context of Africa.