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Title

Peace & Tolerance: Cultural Congruence Between Home and School in Rural Ghana

Department

English

College

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Date Range

2010-2011

Abstract

The authors conducted a year-long ethnographic study of village schooling in rural Ghana. This paper examines the congruency between home and school culture in three villages, particularly discussing the finding that the values of peace and tolerance weigh heavily in decisions parents make about intervening in school issues on behalf of their children. This paper will extract lessons pertinent to an American schooling context, particularly as it relates to families of color.

Conference Name

American Association of Teaching and Curriculum Annual Conference

Conference Location

St. Louis, MO



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