Fortes, Meyer. Social and psychological aspects of education in Taleland

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Title: Social and psychological aspects of education in Taleland

Published By: London: Oxford University Press for the International Institute of African Languages and Cultures, 1938. 64 p., 4 plates

By line: Meyer Fortes

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: HRAF, 2010. Computer File

Culture: Tallensi (FE11)

Subjects: Ethos (181); Cultural participation (184); Classes (565); Modification of behavior (153); Personality development (155); Smiths and their crafts (326); Occupational specialization (463); Transmission of cultural norms (867); Transmission of skills (868); Techniques of socialization (861); Independence training (866); Childhood activities (857); Ethnopsychology (828); Games (524); Conception (842);

Abstract: This source gives a summary description of the ways in which the norms of Tallensi culture are inculcated in the Tale child, and a brief portrayal of the fundamental learning processes involved. Also included are statements on attitudes toward education, and the social sphere of the child, and a synopsis of the stages of the educational development of the child. Fortes was educated at Capetown and London where he received his degree in psychology. He is currently William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology a the University of Cambridge.

Document Number: 5

Document ID: fe11-005

Document Type: Monograph

Language: English

Note: Supplement to AFRICA Vol. 11, no. 4.

Field Date: 1934-1937

Evaluation: Ethnologist-5

Analyst: Timothy J. O'Leary ; 1957

Coverage Date: 1934-1938

Coverage Place: Tongo village, Ghana

LCSH: Tallensi (African people)


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