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Culture and Education : The Social Consequences of Western Schooling in Contemporary Swaziland - Margaret Zoller Booth

Culture and Education

The Social Consequences of Western Schooling in Contemporary Swaziland

Paperback Published: 28th January 2004
ISBN: 9780761827177
Number Of Pages: 308

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Culture and Education takes a comprehensive, multi-disciplinary approach as it investigates the relationship between the traditional Swazi home environment and school achievement. It studies the influence of cultural context in the learning process while it explores the historical, sociological, anthropological, and psychological influences on Swazi children's learning.

List of Figuresp. ix
List of Tablesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvii
Map of Swazilandp. xix
Introduction: An Introduction to Swaziland and its Peoplep. xxi
Traditional Swazi Educationp. 1
The Social Context of the Swazi Familyp. 1
The Goals and Objectives of Swazi Traditional Educationp. 10
Swazi Traditional Beliefs Regarding Learning, Education, and Developmentp. 12
Gender Roles and Educationp. 17
Educational Design or Disorder? Historical Development of Western Education in Swaziland: The Colonial Erasp. 25
Pre-World War IIp. 26
Books and Bibles: The Government Administration vs. Missionary Controlp. 26
Education and Ethnicityp. 30
Gender Disparityp. 48
Swazi Education during the War Years and Early Post War Erap. 53
The Politics of Educationp. 53
Policy Debates: Colonial Administrators and Development Strategiesp. 57
The Fight for Control over Educationp. 64
Preparing for Independencep. 69
Education Control and Political Changep. 69
Changes in Content and Quality of Educationp. 75
The State of Education at Independencep. 79
Societal Transition and Educational Outcomesp. 93
Independence and Educational Changep. 93
Disparities in Education Continuep. 109
The Contemporary Swazi Home and School Achievement: Characteristics for School Successp. 123
Methodological Considerations for the Longitudinal Studyp. 124
Homestead Characteristicsp. 131
Student Description Throughout the Yearsp. 133
Parental Availability and School Success: Migrant Labor and the Changing Homesteadp. 136
The Impact of Parental Educationp. 153
Socioeconomic Status: A Missing Link?p. 154
Swazi Perspectives on Human Development: Traditionalism Modifiedp. 167
What is Important to Know? Swazi Perspectives of Intelligence and Academic Successp. 168
Swazi Developmental Stage Theories Reexaminedp. 184
The Home and School: Developing Skills for Academic Achievementp. 199
Success for Whom? The Link between Cognitive Competence and School Successp. 199
Predicting School Achievement and Failurep. 201
Cognitive Skills and School Successp. 212
The Significance of Schooling in Contemporary Swazilandp. 222
Social Consequences of Western Schooling: Contemporary Challenges and Future Concernsp. 231
Where the Past Meets Present: Continued Conflicts Between the Home and Schoolp. 232
Culture and Education: Social Consequences for the Homep. 238
Contemporary Issues and Future Concernsp. 242
Appendixp. 251
Select Bibliographyp. 255
Author Biographical Sketchp. 269
Indexp. 271
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ISBN: 9780761827177
ISBN-10: 076182717X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 28th January 2004
Publisher: UNIV PR OF AMER
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41