Reading Note for The Education of the Samoan Child

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Reading Notes for The Education of the Samoan Child. This chapter contracts the difference of educations of Samoan boys and girls. Both boys and girls, when they were very young, should have care of younger children. But after they reached a certain age their prospect diverged. Boys are admitted to interesting and important activities which are almost exclusive to girls as long as they behave within the concept “circumvent and helpful”. Boys’ misdeeds would meet patient tolerance and they continually acquire practical skills that will gain their status in their society. By sharp contrast, they not only have to face the big burden of child- caring which occupies big portion of their time, they also would be trapped by scorns and hostility of their male peers, which left them with little opportunities to learn pragmatic skills that are bound to increase their social leverage. Compared with boys, girls do not have chances to practice their co-operation ability, which made them suffered in terms of efficiency. Right after that stage girls would be released of baby-
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