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Reading Note for Formal Schooling and the Production of modern Citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Reading Note for Formal Schooling and the Production of modern Citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon

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Reading Note for Formal Schooling and the Production of modern Citizens in the Ecuadorian Amazon Examining two distinctive learning settings in distinctive environments, author clams that culture is not mainly acquired through the internalization of norms and values or the transmission form information to skills, but through interactive learning. Author found that on the Huaorani land schooling has profoundly changed the life of indigenous people from multiple dimensions. 1, Huaorani villagers who is now formally recognized as Ecuadorian citizens was give new obligations and administrative formalities like voting and getting birth and marriage certificates and ID card. 2, Schooling brought to new social categories into being: children and parents and the line was draw at whether they go to school. Long story short, schooling brought new ways of interacting with new environment, new habits and new experiences which reorganized the social practice and reshape social identities.
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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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