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See detailUnesco-Afrique : deuxième génération. Education prescolaire et jeux coutumiers
de Landsheere, Gilbert ULg

in International review of education = Internationale Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft = Revue internationale de pédagogie (1966), 12(3), 289-299

The author is of the opinion that on the occasion of the XXth anniversary of UNESCO it is better to concentra te on the demands of the future thau to make an appraisal of past achievements. He supports ... [more ▼]

The author is of the opinion that on the occasion of the XXth anniversary of UNESCO it is better to concentra te on the demands of the future thau to make an appraisal of past achievements. He supports the view that, as regards Africa, the bulle of the work in the field of education during the next 20 years should be devoted to pre-sch.ool education. The author begins by painting out the importance of this aspect of education. He thinks that, without an adequate pre-school education, Africa will not succeed in adjusting to the nuclear age. This pre-school education should be carried out with four main aims in mind: health. education, campaign against malnutrition, harmonious development of the child's personality (the conflicting demands of education in the past must be elinJinated), and the creation of a culturallink between education in the family and education in the primary school. In this respect the author places particular emphasis on the report of Ika Paul-Pont on the principles of preschool education in India. In the second part of his article the author describes traditional children's games from Africa, wh.ich h.e had seen in Katanga. A study of these games reveals that the traditional environment con tains ali the elements necessary for the development of an African education. Teach.ers could be quite young girls who have been trained for the young nation according to new methods by specially trained A frican teach.ers who are aware of the necessity of new solutions which are no less worthy th.an the traditional ones. After ail, Africa has no other choice. [less ▲]

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