Of Worlds Seen and Unseen: The Educational Character of Haitian Vodou

@article{Michel1996OfWS,
  title={Of Worlds Seen and Unseen: The Educational Character of Haitian Vodou},
  author={Claudine Michel},
  journal={Comparative Education Review},
  year={1996},
  volume={40},
  pages={280 - 294}
}
  • Claudine Michel
  • Published 1 August 1996
  • Sociology
  • Comparative Education Review
Pour comprendre l'histoire, la politique, la litterature, l'art, le systeme social, les conflits de races et de cultures d'une region du monde, l'on doit s'interesser a son systeme religieux. En ce qui concerne Haiti, la democratie ne sera possible que lorsque l'elite de l'ile et les forces internationales apprendront a respecter la culture traditionnelle et ses modes d'expression. La culture vaudou, avec son puissant pouvoir pedagogique peut etre d'un grand secours pour le systeme scolaire… 
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