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The significance of schooling : life-journeys in an African society

Author: Robert Serpell
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This 1933 study explores the difficulties of meeting the multiple agenda of modern schooling in a case study of a rural African community.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Cas, Études de
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Serpell
ISBN: 0521394783 9780521394789
OCLC Number: 25409718
Description: xv, 345 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. The multiple agenda of schooling --
2. Wanzelu ndani? A Chewa perspective on child development and intelligence --
3. The formal educational model of cognitive growth --
4. Bicultural mediation: local challenges for teachers --
5. Life-journeys and the significance of schooling --
6. Dialogue and accountability: the school as a community resource --
7. Perspectivist reflections on educational planning --
Appendix: Metaphors for schooling.
Responsibility: Robert Serpell.
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