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Title: An Educational Project in the Forest: Schooling for the Baka Children in Cameroon
Authors: KAMEI, Nobutaka
Keywords: Baka
School education
Nomadic life
Issue Date: Mar-2001
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African study monographs. Supplementary issue.
Volume: 26
Start page: 185
End page: 195
Abstract: A schooling project started by Catholic missionaries for the children of the Baka, the hunter-gatherers living in the tropical forest, was studied in Cameroon. The content and the effects of the project are described and analyzed with a case of a small school built in a settlement. It is a project specially tailored for the Baka children to incorporate them into the educational system by reducing the barriers for the Baka, a minority group in this area. Some episodes observed in the dry season when the Baka pursue a traditional nomadic lifestyle in the forest were indicative of the severest hurdle for the schooling project.
DOI: 10.14989/68400
Appears in Collections:26 (African Hunter-Gatherers : Persisting Cultures and Contemporary Problems)

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