The West African "Bush" School

  title={The West African "Bush" School},
  author={Mark Hanna Watkins},
  journal={American Journal of Sociology},
  pages={666 - 675}
  • M. Watkins
  • Published 1 May 1943
  • Education, Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
Education, in its widest significance, is identical with the cultural process In the least elaborated societies the cultural heritage may be learned adequately by direct participation in daily life, while more complex social orders require specialized educational institutions. The "bush" school in West Africa is considered here as having the function of inculcation in a society which, in degree of complexity, is of intermediate type. Studied in its own cultural milieu, the "bush" school appears… 
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