The Characteristics and Impact of African Traditional Education

ddSome European scholars have doubted the authenticity of African traditional education. They assert that before the coming of the Europeans to Africa there was no education in Africa, the culture which is the main tenet of African Traditional Education is often portrayed as primitive and incapable of yielding a tangible framework of theories and philosophy that can guide a reasonable educational practice.

There is a calculated move by modern education that threatens to cause a virtual extinction of the indigenous education in Africa. This threat is of great magnitude, especially when our own youth are persuaded to see no value in African culture and education. As early as 1970’s, a survey study among Kenyan and Tanzanian secondary students revealed that only a small percentage attached value to African education and culture. They absolutely see no need in preserving traditions and customs. (Prewitt, K, 1977).

These findings suggest that many people are still myopic about the characteristics and impact of African traditional education on modern civilization. It may not even be considered as a reliable means for tangible progress and development in Africa and other continents. It is no wonder, every technological and medicinal discoveries in Africa arouses much international debate and final dismissal if not patented by the westerners.

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The Five Phases Of Educational Technology

naga-clickWe do not have any proof regarding the startup of education.Diverse educationists, researchers and logicians at various time interims have put sent distinctive meanings of Educational Technology. Instructive innovation is a multifaceted and coordinated procedure including individuals, method, thoughts, gadgets, and association, where innovation from various fields of science is obtained according to the need and prerequisite of training for executing, assessing, and overseeing answers for those issues included in all parts of human learning.

Educational technology has gone through five stages till date. Here are the description of it.

If we talk about the very first stage of education technology., it was coupled with with charts, symbols, maps, concrete materials,models and specimens. The term instructive innovation was utilized as equivalent words to varying media helps.

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Why is early childhood education so important?

CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 27:  Myra Arbuckle (R) a Preschool teacher at the Park Road KinderCare center, was surprised with the Early Childhood Educator Award and a $10,000 check from Knowledge Universe on September 27, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

CHARLOTTE, NC – SEPTEMBER 27: Myra Arbuckle (R) a Preschool teacher at the Park Road KinderCare center, was surprised with the Early Childhood Educator Award and a $10,000 check from Knowledge Universe on September 27, 2013 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images for Knowledge Universe)

Education undoubtedly is important to build a strong foundation in your life and it determines the future success of your child. This is why early childhood education is so important. It plays an important role in helping your child learn and develop emotionally, socially and mentally.

Early childhood education helps in moulding your child for a better lifelong journey and success. You can also find children education foundation in India that educates the underprivileged children and develop them into responsible citizens.

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The Heart of a Caregiver

The World Bank report (2006) indicates that 82 percent of the Karamojong are living below poverty compared to a national average of 31 percent. Access to sanitation is only 9 percent compared to the national average of 62 percent and literacy rate is 11 percent compared to 67 percent at the national level.

Agnes Lomkol, 29, towers over the seated children at the mud walled room that serves as the early childhood development (ECD) center, in Nakapelimen village of Moroto district in northeast Uganda. Something other than the simple coolness of the dimly lit room draws even more dust-covered children inside, away from the scorching morning sun. This is Karamoja, a disadvantaged semi-arid sub-region that is nursing wounds of inter-clan wars. Here, education is still a luxury. As the late students squeeze and shuffle around for sitting space on the mat-covered floor, a stern female voice calls them to order. With anxiety for new tidbits of knowledge they settle down hurriedly and focus their attention on the slender solemn lady standing at the far corner of the room.

Agnes’s warm smile can light up any room, and she is gentle with all the children. She does not distinguish between those who arrive punctually at 8 o’clock, and those who run in hours later.

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