Indigenization of the curriculum - and approach to creating and maintaining a coherent society



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This paper argues that there is need for indigenization of the curriculum in order to produce citizens with a psychologically whole self-concept, and to create the foundations of a coherent society out of a common or shared consciousness. It suggests that there are two levels of implementation involved in the indigenization of the curriculum: 1) the level of content utilization through which indigenous folk elements are introduced into the curriculum to function within prescribed subject areas, and 2) the establishment of the folk elements as acceptable modes of accessing knowledge in content areas across the curriculum.


Biennial Cross-Campus Conference on Education, 2nd, St. Augustine, Trinidad, 22-24 April, 1992
The University of the West Indies, Faculty of Education

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curriculum development