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Township classes preferred

By unknown | Nov 16, 2006 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Xolile Bhengu

Xolile Bhengu

Why parents keep their children in township schools:

l Proficiency in reading and speaking their home language.

l Schools are closer to home.

l Familiar surroundings - schools are part of the community the child lives in.

l The child's identity is reinforced.

l Sharing is entrenched because township communities still value communal life.

l Traditional and cultural values become integral to the child's life.

l Understanding of cultural practices such as wearing iziphandla (animal-skin bands).

l Township schools educate children about the politics of South Africa, which most teachers have experienced first hand.


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