CONTEXTUALIZING HISTORICAL AND SOCIO-ANTHROPOLOGICAL LITERATURE ON INDIGENOUS EDUCATION IN ENHANCING ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION: CASE OF OGIEK OF MAU FOREST, KENYA

Ronoh T. K.

Abstract


A critical analysis and reflection of the literature was reviewed regarding the Ogiek system of indigenous education as it existed from the eve of colonial intrusion with special emphasis on environmental conservation. The literature reviewed was aims at expounding the influence of indigenous learning and training activities as conducted by the Ogiek during the period of initiation. It aptly provides a critical examination of the part played by indigenous Ogiek gender-based learning and training activities, including apprenticeship schemes, on sustainable conservation of environmental resources. The article further highlighted the influence of White Settlers and successive governments on the Ogiek indigenous education systems of environmental management. Arguably, the influence of indigenous education on environmental conservation among the Mau Ogiek has been discussed with the context of two theories, namely; general systems theory and cultural ecology theory.

 

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indigenous education; multilingualism; apprenticeship; Mau Forest; Ogiek people

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