Indigenous Concepts of Education: Toward Elevating Humanity by Berte van Wyk, D. Adeniji-Neill

By Berte van Wyk, D. Adeniji-Neill

That includes in-depth examinations of options of understanding, studying, and schooling from a variety of cultures around the globe, this publication deals a wealthy idea of indigenous strategies of schooling, their relation to Western recommendations, and their strength for growing schooling that articulates the aspirations of groups and fosters humanity for all rookies.

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The men hunt with wooden bow and arrow and use clubs and spears if necessary. The arrowheads are tipped with poison made from insect grubs. It acts slowly on the victim’s nervous system. I attended primary school in the small town of Kenhardt and my mother, Maria van Wyk, left for work before I went to school and returned when the school was closed for the day. During those years, we were allowed to go home to eat during school intervals, as my home was just across the school. Very often I was asked by neighbors to join with their children for a meal.

What caused the curiosity in the doctor’s eyes was her steatopygia— the state of enlarged buttocks—and her unusually elongated labia, a genital peculiarity of some Khoisan women of the time (Davie, 2012). Dunlop persuaded her to travel with him to England. Davie suggests one can never predict what was in her mind when she boarded—of her own free will—a ship for London. But it is clear what Dunlop had in mind—to display her as a “freak,” a “scientific curiosity,” and make money from shows, which he promised to share with her (The Guardian, 2007).

The Land Question When the Dutch settlers arrived in Table Bay in Cape Town, they had to encounter the indigenous Khoisan people. Early European records describe these pastoralists, with large herds of stock, as being more wealthier than the average European peasant of the time. However, their wealth and prosperity would prove short-lived in the face of increasingly aggressive European migration into the interior. Soon after their arrival here, the Europeans aggressively and through their superior military powers occupied traditional Khoisan land.

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