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Title:Towards an argumentative dialogue between local knowledge and official school curriculum: a case of local curriculum in Mozambique
Authors:Castiano, Jose P.ISNI
Mkabela, QueenethISNI
Periodical:Indilinga: African Journal of Indigenous Knowledge Systems
Geographic term:Mozambique
Subjects:basic education
indigenous knowledge
External link:http://reference.sabinet.co.za/webx/access/electronic_journals/linga/linga_v13_n1_a4.pdf
Abstract:Across Africa, there is an ongoing process of articulation and integration of two kinds of knowledge systems: the local and the universal/formal. In developping a 'local curriculum' the Mozambican Ministry of Education aims at integrating local knowledge in basic education programmes, so that future citizens will be able to make use not only of universal/formal knowlegde but also of local knowledge in their communities and families. The article explains the term 'local curriculum' and describes the process of integration of local/traditional knowledge into the curriculum. It addresses educational practices and underlying values, and also mentions points of criticism on the current process of integrating local knowledge. Bibliogr., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]