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Unformatted text preview: What surprised me is that as opposed to my prescience, indigenous people could be changed at such significant level. They didn’t try deadly to fight against the change external world tried to give them but rather be willing to be modernized. The trend of wearing school uniforms performed a persuasive task that people really appreciate such modernization. They even forfeited their foragers lifestyle and settle in high-density villages. How much change can me made is relatively extensive time is truly admirable. The fact that it disclosed the nature of enculturation as a process of interaction makes it a must-read. At same time, through schooling which is like re-enculturation could shift a primitive society’s lifestyle and even identity. I wonder if this example is a quintessential situation or just an exception. Are there any cultures failed to accept modern schooling or fight deadly against modernization because their identity root too deeply?...
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- Fall '08
- Sociology, formal schooling, indigenous people, Huaorani, Huaorani land schooling, distinctive learning settings