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By Joseph Zajda (auth.), Joseph Zajda, Holger Daun, Lawrence J. Saha (eds.)

This e-book examines matters surrounding the nation-building strategies, and id and citizenship schooling within the international tradition, from a number of views. Globally, there are expanding arguments either for the democratisation of schooling and for using schooling to advertise a democratic society, in accordance with equality, and social justice. it really is argued that genuine and democratic faculties may higher arrange for energetic citizenship and for a powerful civil society that are visible to be the basis of a democratic state.

The booklet evaluations the dominant discourses and debates bearing on cultural id, set opposed to the present weather of turning out to be social stratification and unequal entry to caliber schooling for all. It opens discourses concerning globalisation and the kingdom, and methods to developing nationwide, ethnic and non secular identities within the worldwide tradition. It explores the ambivalent and frustrating courting among the country, globalisation and the development of cultural identity.

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By enrolling children in the madrassa, both parents and their children will be blessed by God. While interviewees consider that those who have completed the Western-style school have developed an identity that distances them from village life, those who have completed the madrassa are regarded as people who keep to local traditions. Several interviewees point out that in the case that those who have completed the madrassa not being able to obtain employment outside the village, they would remain in the village.

That expectation is the strongest reason for their enrolling their children in a madrassa. “In their view, formal Western education serves a worldly function which is inadequate to secure ones’ place in the hereafter” (Central Statistics Department, 1995, p. 49). ). In studies conducted in two Gambian villages (see Okuma-Nyström, 2003), villagers were asked in interviews of their views on the Western-style school and the madrassa. ” Despite those negative perceptions of the Western-style school, many parents nevertheless enroll their children in the Western-style school.

Rhoten, D. (2002). : A Comparative Approach. Comparative Education Review, 46(1), 1–9. , & Miller, M. J. (1998). ). Basingstoke: Macmillan. Central Statistics Department. (1995). 1993–94 Community Education Survey Report, The Gambia.

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