Education in Rural Areas

Report of the Commonwealth Conference on Education in Rural Areas held at the University of Ghana, Legon, Accra, Ghana, 23 March to 2 April 1970

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The Formal School: Aims and Objectives

The group responsible for examining the role of the formal school in rural education accepted that the aims of the formal school should include providing the child with the skills of communication in language and mathematics, and a knowledge and understanding of the environment in which he lives, including recognition of the interdependence of man in his various activities upon his fellow men and the physical world around him. To these provisions should be added such basic attitudes as tolerance, independence, flexibility of mind, humility in the face of the wonders of nature, and a respect for manual work. The objective of the education process should be to enable the child to develop independence, confidence and self-reliance.


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