Formal education and traditional ecological knowledge transmission in Samburu, Kenya : research and revitalization
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There is increasing concern that the traditional ecological knowledge (TEK) of indigenous communities is eroding due to globalization. Such erosion is seen as a threat to both the cultural continuity of indigenous societies and their ability to sustainably manage their natural resources. As in other parts of the world, the indigenous pastoralists of the Waso Ward of Samburu County, Kenya are increasingly concerned that the formal education system is negatively impacting TEK transmission. To investigate these concerns a participatory, community-based study was launched in the Waso Ward to ...