Paremiography and Paremiology: Implications for the School Curricula of Africans and Afro-Descendants in the Diaspora

  • Gloria Ojo


This paper is based on research that was conducted in both Africa and the Caribbean. Having first defined the two major terms,‘paremiography’ and ‘paremiology’ , the paper goes on to detail what implications that the collecting and researching into proverbs from Africa and the Caribbean, may have for the curricula of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions in Africa and the Diaspora. Some of the other issues on which the paper throws more light are the role that culture plays building a curriculum, and the reasons why the desired impact in the socialization process are not being felt. The research is also expected to promote inter alia better transitional cultural relations and cooperation among the countries of Africa and the Diaspora.

LWATI: A Journal of Contemporary Research, 9(1), 67-75, 2012

Author Biography

Gloria Ojo
Department of Arts Education, Faculty of Education, University of Jos, Nigeria

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eISSN: 1813-2227