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Title:The Socialization of the Child in a Bambara Village (Mali)
Author:Fellous, Michel
Periodical:Africa Development: A Quarterly Journal of CODESRIA (ISSN 0850-3907)
Geographic term:Mali
child rearing
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/43657631
Abstract:Observations on education in the traditional Bambara milieu, based on research conducted in a Bambara village in 1972-1973. In the Bambara culture, the universe of the child is not cut off from that of the adult and traditional education is not an entity separate from society, but links training with action and ensures that all the members are involved in production. But is does entail a passive submission to the surrounding world and a society based on the consensus of all. Formal school education and urbanisation introduce an imbalance in this cohesion and any attempt to create a new system of education must take into account the specific logic of Bambara society. Sections: what kind of education for what kind of society? - the educational 'authorities' (the family, the associations, the initiation societies, day-to-day rites and practices) - the teaching process - conclusion.