Family and Village Partnerships in Rural Schools in Senegal

Chapter
Part of the Educating the Young Child book series (EDYC, volume 5)

Abstract

Education in rural Senegal is a cooperative effort made by school personnel, families, village leaders, and educational officials. Life today reflects the heritage the people have had from early tribes (or ethnic groups, Islamic, and Christian religions), and centuries as a French colony. This heritage can be seen in family, cultural and religious practices, and how schools are organized. In this chapter, we focus on rural education and how it is impacted by all of the elements of rural society. The first major topic is to analyze the different influences in a rural setting followed by information on the characteristics of rural schools and how community institutions and families form a partnership with the schools.

Keywords

Community School Preschool Teacher Rural School Government School Preschool Classroom 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.The University of TexasSan AntonioUSA

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