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African children at work; working and learning in growing up for life.


African children at work; working and learning in growing up for life.

Ed. by Gerd Spittler and Michael Bourdillon.

LIT Verlag


352 pages


Contributions to African research; v.52


Social anthropologists and other social scientists explore relationships between work and learning as activities in children's lives in Africa. They show how children learn technical and social skills they will need as adults to play a constructive role in their communities. They also look at how informal learning in the community can help or hinder formal learning in school. Among the topics are the chore curriculum, learning and children's work in a pottery-making environment in Cote d'Ivoire, the migration of children and youth in Mali, economic restructuring and children's everyday learning in rural Sudan, and evidence from the lives of unaccompanied migrant children in a South African border town for children learning life skills through work. The anthology is not indexed. Distributed in the US by ISBS.

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