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Researching ritual as content for Angolan art education

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This article describes and interprets an ancient Angolan cultural tradition called Kkl (Kyanda ritual) and explains why researching it was important. Whereas Angola has embarked on school reform policies aimed at ensuring art curricula reflect the culture of the local communities, primary school teachers do not have a working knowledge of local indigenous knowledge systems. In addition, there are very few published materials available. The discussion is based on the belief that ritual could be a rich resource for the Angolan art curriculum and the ethnographic method used for the research could be adapted for this purpose also.

Keywords: Angola; art curriculum; ethnography; ritual

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: Roehampton University, London.

Publication date: 2007-03-07

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  • The International Journal of Education through Art is an English language journal that promotes relationships between art and education. The term 'art education' should be taken to include art, craft and design education. Each issue, published three times a year within a single volume, consists of peer-reviewed articles mainly in the form of research reports and critical essays, but may also include exhibition reviews and image-text features.

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