Unformatted text preview: • Is accumulated over generations • Imparts key norms, morals, and values of the community's focal points • Seeks to instill social responsibility European colonialism was a total system • Economic exploitation • Political dominance • Social, racial, and cultural dehumanization Colonialism and the imposition of Western formal education • Religious conversion • Curricula rigidly controlled • 'culture of silence' Western formal education, from tool of oppression to tool of liberation • Critical consciousness • Manichean structure o White or black, man or women • Africanization of formal education Can we relate this to education in the US? • Reproducing dominant culture and structural inequalities in terms of history • Do not focus on anything besides white dominant culture...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, institution of education, Western formal education