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Teachers and Teaching in Africa

  • Lawrence Chi Awasom
Part of the Springer International Handbooks of Education book series (SIHE, volume 21)

Teaching is the process of giving someone systematic instruction on the appropriate knowledge, values, habits, attitudes and behavioral patterns that he or she needs to function as a useful and acceptable member of the community. Teaching is a cultural universal or one of those things all humans share in common. Through teaching, human beings are able to transfer a posteriori knowledge, as opposed to a priori knowledge, onto their offspring, thus, helping them to adapt better to their environment and to enjoy life to the fullest. Teaching is a big part of everyone's life experience. From birth to death, we spend most of our time either receiving instructions from others, or giving instructions to others.

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Good Teacher Female Teacher African Child Multicultural Education African Society 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lawrence Chi Awasom
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  1. 1.Department of Social Sciences — Anthropology, Houston Community College NortheastThe University of HoustonPinemont, Houston

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