Aims of the series


From the very first years of school, there is a fundamental need to organise the way the rules governing community life are taught. Young children gain their first experience of socialisation at nursery school, outside the family circle. Today, the world is changing rapidly and learning to understand it requires greater pragmatism in terms of areas of knowledge. Given this situation, the educational systems of most African countries have introduced a new programme focusing on Training Through Skills (T.T.S.). This places children at the heart of learning activities and is designed to develop skills enabling them to:

In short, this series of books encourages mutual respect in children, tomorrow's adults, with as many shared activities and as much constructive interaction as possible. It teaches them to manage their impulses and live in a community. Why is it called "Childhood Cultures"? Introducing universal values, the title of this series stresses the plurality and diversity of childhood experiences. Here the plural of "culture" implies three different things :