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Title:Some educational implications of socialisation among the Yorubas
Author:Ayodele, S.O.
Periodical:West African Journal of Education
Geographic term:Nigeria
child rearing
Abstract:Focusing primarily on the Yoruba within Nigeria, the author describes the various traditional agencies of socialization: the family and its extended nature, apprenticeship to a professional, legends and myths, rites and rituals. Many of these sociocultural institutions have been affected by Western culture, the most potent agent of change having been the school, which has supplemented, if not replaced, the roles of the family in the socialization of youth. At the same time, those aspects of traditional culture which are more easily adaptable to modern life have survived. It is perhaps for reasons of preserving the good aspects of traditional culture that some are advocating the fusion of traditional African culture into the curricula of Western education. Bibliogr.