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"Análise das disciplinas de pacientes portadores de necessidades especiais nas faculdades de odontologia no Brasil em 2005" ; Analysis of Disciplines Concerning Handicapped Patients at Brazilian Colleges in 2005

Fassina, Ana Paula
Fonte: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP Publicador: Biblioteca Digitais de Teses e Dissertações da USP
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 22/03/2006 PT
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Em cumprimento da Lei 9.394/06, que dita as diretrizes curriculares para cursos de educação superior, determina que as faculdades, inclusive a de Odontologia têm liberdade para programar as disciplinas que se farão presentes ou não em suas grades curriculares. O Conselho Federal de Odontologia na publicação a Resolução 22/2002; decretou a inserção de cinco novas especialidades, dentre elas Odontologia para Pacientes Portadores de Necessidades Especiais. Nesta pesquisa foram analisadas as respostas de um questionário enviado às 175 Faculdades de Odontologia do Brasil em 2005, contendo perguntas relativas a disciplina de Pacientes Portadores de Necessidades Especiais. Responderam ao questionamento 55 (31,43%), das quais 31 (56,36%) afirmaram ter o conteúdo de Pacientes Portadores de Necessidades Especiais em seus programas para graduação. Do universo de 31 faculdades foram encontradas 18 diferentes formas para a nomenclatura adotada na disciplina, sendo as mais freqüentes, Pacientes Especiais (06) e Odontologia para Pacientes Especiais (05). Quanto à vinculação da disciplina, quando existente, em 22 (70,97%) apresentam a modalidade obrigatória e 9 (29,03%) a modalidade optativa. O número de alunos em média que cursam a disciplina...

INSTITUTOS FEDERAIS E COMMUNITY COLLEGES AMERICANOS, O FOMENTO À PESQUISA CIENTÍFICA COMO CAMINHO PARA O SUCESSO

Souza, André Luis Fachini de
Fonte: INPEAU Publicador: INPEAU
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
PT_BR
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Os desafios apresentados pelo século XXI exigem das instituições de ensino uma adaptação a essa nova realidade onde o conhecimento aparece como o alicerce da economia, a qual demanda a formação de profissionais mais flexíveis e capacitados. Baseado nestes aspectos, o fomento à pesquisa aparece como uma forma das instituições se adaptarem a este novo momento. Por meio de uma abordagem exploratória e qualitativa este artigo teve como objetivo comparar os Institutos Federais de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia brasileiros e os Community Colleges (Faculdades Comunitárias) americanos, a partir dos modelos de desenvolvimento de atividades de pesquisa científica praticados por essas instituições. Partindo-se de dados coletados na literatura, realizou-se um levantamento histórico destas instituições, definindo seus principais objetivos e público-alvo, bem como a caracterização do corpo docente e as fontes de recursos orçamentários e de financiamento da pesquisa. Também, foram descritos os principais modelos de pesquisa adotados pelas Faculdades Comunitárias americanas e seus resultados quanto à geração de conhecimento comparadas ao modelo tradicional das Universidades de pesquisa adotado pelos institutos federais. Como resultado ressalta-se a perspectiva de adaptação de alguns desses modelos exógenos à realidade dos institutos federais como forma de incrementar o processo de formação profissional e adaptar este tipo de instituição à economia do conhecimento.

An intercollegiate comparison of prevalence of injuries among students during technique class from five chiropractic colleges throughout the world: a preliminary retrospective study

Kuehnel, Erika; Beatty, Anne; Gleberzon, Brian
Fonte: Canadian Chiropractic Association Publicador: Canadian Chiropractic Association
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /08/2008 EN
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The purpose of this study was to compare the characteristics of injuries sustained by chiropractic students during their undergraduate training at different chiropractic colleges. Teaching instructors from English-speaking chiropractic colleges in the United States, Europe, Africa and Australia/New Zealand were electronically requested to administer a retrospective study that sought to characterize injuries students experienced during their technique labs. Four colleges responded to the investigators’ request, returning a total of 405 questionnaires. Colleges were only identified by a letter and country/continent of origin. The number of responses from these four colleges was: College A (Africa) n=67; College B (United States) n=81; College C (Europe) n=143) and; College D (Australia/New Zealand) n=110. The percentage of students reportedly injured at each college was: College A (7%); College B (53%); College C (18%) and; College D (22%). These numbers were compared to previously gathered data from CMCC that reported a rate of student injury of 56% (n=292). There were no statistically significant differences between injured and non-injured groups of students with respect to age, body weight, height or sex. Additional gathered data that further characterizes these injuries among students from these four chiropractic colleges is currently under review.

The differential prevalence of obesity and related behaviors in two vs. four-year colleges.

Laska, Melissa Nelson; Pasch, Keryn E.; Lust, Katherine; Story, Mary; Ehlinger, Ed
Fonte: PubMed Publicador: PubMed
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
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The objective of this study was to determine whether obesity prevalence and weight-related behaviors (e.g., diet, physical activity) differ among students enrolled in two-year community/technical colleges and those attending four-year colleges/universities. This information could inform the development of intervention strategies. Through an existing surveillance system of Minnesota post-secondary education institutions, survey data were collected from 16,539 students from 27 campuses (14 two-year college campuses, 13 four-year college/university campuses; 2007-2008), including self-reported physical activity, media use, dietary patterns, weight control behaviors, height and weight. Unadjusted analyses indicated that students enrolled in two-year colleges, particularly females, had a higher prevalence of overweight/obesity, lower levels of physical activity, more television viewing, higher intakes of soda, fast food, and diet pills compared to students attending four-year colleges (p<0.05). Females attending four-year colleges were more likely to engage in certain unhealthy weight control behaviors (taking diet pills, binge eating, self-induced vomiting) compared to females attending two-year institutions. Among male students there were fewer differences between two-year and four-year colleges. Controlling for sociodemographic factors (e.g....

An International Survey of Gross Anatomy Courses in Chiropractic Colleges

Ball, Jennette J.; Petrocco-Napuli, Kristina L.; Zumpano, Michael P.
Fonte: Association of Chiropractic Colleges Publicador: Association of Chiropractic Colleges
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em //2012 EN
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Purpose: The purpose of this study is to provide the first comprehensive description of gross anatomy course design in chiropractic colleges internationally and to provide baseline data for future investigation, future comparison with other health care professions, and identification of trends. Methods: A 72-question cross-sectional electronic survey was sent to the anatomy department chair at 36 chiropractic colleges internationally using Zoomerang, a web-based survey instrument. To augment the survey response data, public sources of data also were collected. Results: Forty-four percent of the electronic surveys were returned and information was gathered for 31 institutions from public sources. These results indicate (1) the most common degrees held by anatomy faculty were MS and PhD in anatomy, and DC degrees; (2) 75% of institutions utilized human cadavers and 75% presented laboratory anatomical demonstrations; (3) 62% used PowerPoint and 100% provided students with copies of lecture presentations; (4) 88% required attendance in laboratory and 50% in lecture; (5) 69% issued one grade for lecture and laboratory; (6) 100% of laboratory examinations were anatomical identification; and (7) 80% of written examinations were multiple-choice format. Conclusions: While individual variations existed...

Contribution of medical colleges to tuberculosis control in India under the Revised National Tuberculosis Control Programme (RNTCP): Lessons learnt & challenges ahead

Sharma, Surendra K.; Mohan, Alladi; Chauhan, L.S.; Narain, J.P.; Kumar, P.; Behera, D.; Sachdeva, K.S.; Kumar, Ashok;
Fonte: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd Publicador: Medknow Publications & Media Pvt Ltd
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
Publicado em /02/2013 EN
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Medical college faculty, who are academicians are seldom directly involved in the implementation of national public health programmes. More than a decade ago for the first time in the global history of tuberculosis (TB) control, medical colleges of India were involved in the Revised National TB Control Programme (RNTCP) of Government of India (GOI). This report documents the unique and extraordinary course of events that led to the involvement of medical colleges in the RNTCP of GOI. It also reports the contributions made by the medical colleges to TB control in India. For more than a decade, medical colleges have been providing diagnostic services (Designated Microscopy Centres), treatment [Directly Observed Treatment (DOT) Centres] referral for treatment, recording and reporting data, carrying out advocacy for RNTCP and conducting operational research relevant to RNTCP. Medical colleges are contributing to diagnosis and treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-TB co-infection and development of laboratory infrastructure for early diagnosis of multidrug-resistant and/or extensively drug-resistant TB (M/XDR-TB) and DOTS-Plus sites for treatment of MDR-TB cases. Overall, at a national level, medical colleges have contributed to 25 per cent of TB suspects referred for diagnosis; 23 per cent of ‘new smear-positives’ diagnosed; 7 per cent of DOT provision within medical college; and 86 per cent treatment success rate among new smear-positive patients. As the Programme widens its scope...

Capacity and Preparatory Review, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC)

Fonte: Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School Publicador: Monterey, California : Naval Postgraduate School
Tipo: Relatório
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WASC||Capacity and Preparatory Review, Submitted to The Senior Commission of the Western Association for Schools and Colleges

An investigation of how foreign language departments at American colleges and universities view American Sign Language

Sinett, David Roy
Fonte: FIU Digital Commons Publicador: FIU Digital Commons
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica
EN
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Corwin and Wilcox (1985) sent surveys to more than 100 American colleges and universities to determine the policies on the matter of accepting American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language. Their results indicated that 81% of those surveyed rejected ASL as a foreign/modern language equivalent. The most frequently stated opposition to ASL was that it lacked a culture. Some of the other objections to ASL were: ASL is not foreign; there is no written form and therefore no original body of literature; it is a derivative of English; and it is indigenous to the United States and hence not foreign. Based on the work of Corwin and Wilcox this study sent surveys to 222 American colleges and universities. Noting an expanding cognizance and social awareness of ASL and deafness (as seen in the increasing number of movies, plays, television programs, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and related news stories), this study sought to find out if ASL was now considered an acceptable foreign language equivalent. The hypothesis of this study was that change has occurred since the 1985 study: that a significant percent of post secondary schools accepting ASL as a foreign/modern language equivalent has increased. The 165 colleges and universities that responded to this author's survey confirmed there has been a significant shift towards the acceptance of ASL. Only 50% of the respondents objected to ASL as a foreign language equivalent...

A Study on National University and Affiliated Colleges in Bangladesh

World Bank
Fonte: Washington, DC Publicador: Washington, DC
Tipo: Publications & Research; Publications & Research :: Working Paper
ENGLISH; EN_US
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A nation's utilization and creation of knowledge endeavors are globally acknowledged as the driving forces for economic development and competitiveness. Public and private investments in institutions of higher education and research require strengthening in tandem with the development of a regulatory environment that supports national and institutional growth. In recognition of these issues, the Government of Bangladesh's first Higher Education Strategic Plan (2006-2026) proposed a long-term development plan for the higher education sector, recommending that the plan will need to be cognizant of both universities and the Bangladesh National University-affiliated colleges where the majority of post-secondary graduates are enrolled. This study addresses challenges faced by a major part of the higher education sector in Bangladesh - the colleges. The objectives of the study are to: a) review and analyze the college education system of Bangladesh and b) identify policy options which will guide the government as it prepares a long-term strategy to improve the quality and relevance of higher education. This report is divided into the four key areas ripe for reform: a) access and equity...

Differentiation and Articulation in Tertiary Education Systems : A Study of Twelve African Countries; Differenciation et articulation dans les systemes d'enseignement superieur en Afrique : une etude de douze pays Africains

Ng'ethe, Njuguna; Subotzky, George; Afeti, George
Fonte: Washington, DC : World Bank Publicador: Washington, DC : World Bank
Tipo: Publications & Research :: Publication; Publications & Research :: Publication
ENGLISH; EN_US
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This study strives to sketch an initial map of the extent and nature of institutional and program differentiation within African systems of tertiary education. In doing so, it also seeks to chart the patterns of articulation that have emerged or been consciously put in place between the different institutional types (such as public universities, private universities, polytechnics, training colleges). The analysis of tertiary education differentiation and articulation is based on field visits to a dozen selected African countries. Its purpose is to improve general understanding of this under-researched but strategically important technical aspect of African higher education at a time when it is becoming an important aspect of education policy. African countries display far more differentiation than articulation within their tertiary education systems. Their systems are quite diverse and can be classified as unitary, binary, trinary, semi-differentiated or fully differentiated, depending upon the number of different institutional types that comprise the tertiary system. In general...

Attitudes of second year diploma nurses in three community colleges toward the use of computers in the nursing role /

Taylor, Ruth D.
Fonte: Brock University Publicador: Brock University
Tipo: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
ENG
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The effectiveness of various kinds of computer programs is of concern to nurse-educators. Using a 3x3 experimental design, ninety second year diploma student nurses were randomly selected from a total population at three community colleges in Ontario. Data were collected via a 20-item valid and reliable Likert-type questionnaire developed by the nursing profession to measure perceptions of nurses about computers in the nursing role. The groups were pretested and posttested at the beginning and end of one semester. Subjects attending College A group received a computer literacy course which comprised word processing with technology awareness. College B students were exposed to computer-aided instruction primarily in nursing simulations intermittently throughout the semester. College C subjects maintained their regular curriculum with no computer involvement. The student's t-test (two-tailed) was employed to assess the attitude scores data and a one-way analysis of variance was performed on the attitude scores. Posttest analysis revealed that there was a significant difference (p<.05) between attitude scores on the use of computers in the nursing role between College A and C. No significant differences (p>.05) were seen between College B and A in posttesting. Suggestions for continued computer education of diploma student nurses are provided.

Stakeholders' Perceptions of Culinary Programs in Ontario Community Colleges

Glass, Samuel
Fonte: Brock University Publicador: Brock University
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The hospitality industry in Canada is growing. With that growth is a demand for qualified workers to fill available positions within all facets of the hospitality industry, one ofthem being cooks. To meet this labour shortage, community colleges offering culinary arts programs are ramping up to meet the needs of industry to produce workplace-ready graduates. Industry, students, and community colleges are but three of the several stakeholders in culinary arts education. The purpose of this research project was to bring together a cross-section of stakeholders in culinary arts education in Ontario and qualitatively examine the stakeholders' perceptions of how culinary arts programs and the current curriculum are taught at community colleges as mandated by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in the Culinary Program Standard. A literature review was conducted in support of the research undertaking. Ten stakeholders were interviewed in preliminary and follow-up sessions, after which the data were analyzed using a grounded theory research design. The findings confirmed the existence of a disconnect amongst stakeholders in culinary arts education. Parallel to that was the discovery of the need for balance in several facets of culinary arts education. The discussions...

O projeto da UNICAMP para os seus Colegios Tecnicos : uma abordagem pela institucionalização do COTUCA; The project of the State University of Campinas for their Technical Colleges : the institutionalization of COTUCA

Michel Sadalla Filho
Fonte: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp Publicador: Biblioteca Digital da Unicamp
Tipo: Dissertação de Mestrado Formato: application/pdf
Publicado em 28/01/2010 PT
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O Colégio Técnico de Campinas (Cotuca) iniciou suas atividades em 1967, sendo, ao lado do Colégio Técnico de Limeira (Cotil), uma das duas unidades de Ensino Técnico e Ensino Médio da Universidade Estadual de Campinas (UNICAMP). Esta pesquisa objetivou analisar a relação da UNICAMP com seus Colégios Técnicos, focando o Cotuca em algumas situações específicas. Buscou responder algumas perguntas, dentre elas: Qual o projeto da Universidade Estadual de Campinas para os seus Colégios Técnicos? Qual deveria ser a pauta de discussão para encaminhamento futuro do Cotuca e do Cotil? Nesta pesquisa do tipo qualitativa, utilizamos como técnicas de coleta de dados o levantamento documental e a realização de entrevistas semi-estruturadas. Para o primeiro caso foram analisados documentos oficiais da Universidade, como Estatutos, Regimento Geral, Portarias e Resoluções da Reitoria, Atas e Deliberações do CONSU; bem como legislação Federal e Estadual. Com relação às entrevistas, foram ouvidas 44 pessoas, a maior parte docentes e dirigentes da Universidade em diversas épocas (Reitores, Pró- Reitores, Diretores dos Colégios, Coordenadores de Cursos) e também professores e diretores de Colégios Técnicos Universitários pertencentes à UNESP e a Universidades Federais. O trabalho foi estruturado com base em sete eixos temáticos denominados por nós de Pilares de Sustentação da Pesquisa...

Colleges in Cambridge

Macfarlane, Alan
Fonte: Universidade de Cambridge Publicador: Universidade de Cambridge
Tipo: Article; not applicable
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A description of Cambridge colleges

Incentivizing Energy Efficiency In Public Buildings Through Information Disclosure: North Carolina Community Colleges As Case Study

Jackson, Charles
Fonte: Universidade Duke Publicador: Universidade Duke
Tipo: Masters' project Formato: 1081410 bytes; application/pdf
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The energy efficiency gap, which describes the difference between current and socially optimal levels of energy efficiency, has persisted for decades, even as our nation’s energy intensity has improved. Economics literature tends to focus on informational, behavioral, and large-scale market failures when positing the causes of the gap. However, state and local policy failures may greatly contribute to the gap as well. Information disclosure policies are particularly well suited to narrow the energy efficiency gap, because they cost-effectively address behavioral and informational failures and can be easily implemented on the local level. The Federal Government has utilized such policies to vastly improve the energy efficiency of its buildings’ stock, but state and local governments have been slow to follow suit. This Master’s project investigates the potential of utilizing information disclosure policies to narrow the energy efficiency gap in public buildings at the local level by analyzing the North Carolina Community College System as a case study. First, analysis of the Toxics Release Inventory, the archetypal environmental information disclosure policy in the United States, yields recommendations for incentivizing energy efficiency in public buildings. Next...

Evaluation of environmental, health and safety management at small colleges

Rippe, Ann
Fonte: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia Publicador: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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Environmental, health and safety management approaches and practices at small colleges are investigated. Awareness of environmental, health and safety initiatives among colleges is also investigated. Surveys were distributed to twelve colleges that accepted an invitation to participate in this study. The colleges were divided into two groups: an experimental group that consisted of small colleges that had made an envirpnmental claim or commitment and a control group that consisted of small colleges that were not known to have made such a claim or commitment. The results did not reveal a significant difference between the experimental and control group colleges that returned the survey. Responses indicated a lack of awareness of environmental, health and safety initiatives in academia, although the colleges that returned the survey did appear to be aware of basic regulatory requirements related to chemical use and hazardous waste management.

Evaluation of EPA’s “colleges and universities sector program” at three universities in New York State

Martinez, Magaly Montenegro
Fonte: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia Publicador: Rochester Instituto de Tecnologia
Tipo: Tese de Doutorado
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The topic to be investigated in this thesis is the impact of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) Colleges and Universities Sector Program on three universities located in New York State. The parameters to be analyzed are the changes in the way environmental issues have been approached using tools and incentives provided by the EPA Colleges and Universities Sector Program, drivers that motivate the colleges to achieve environmental management through compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and obstacles that stand in the way of compliance. This research is based primarily on a survey conducted in three universities participating in this program. The findings and conclusions yielded by this investigation concerning the impact of the EPA Program on the three universities indicate that colleges and universities are putting a great effort into compliance and are using the tools provided by the Program, such as participation in various voluntary programs, compliance guidance, Environmental Management Systems (EMS), and Best Management Practice (BMP) benchmarking information. This study has found that the three universities have started developing compliance programs, audit programs, and EMSs at their campuses. Finally...

Disruption On The Campuses Of Ohio Colleges And Universities Spring, 1970

Dynes, Russell R.; Quarantelli, E. L.
Fonte: Disaster Research Center Publicador: Disaster Research Center
Tipo: Outros Formato: 9614112 bytes; application/pdf
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In recent years, and more specifically last spring, attention has focused on what was happening on the campuses of Ohio colleges and universities. This attention, however, has not been on the real accomplishments of these campuses -- in providing an education for hundreds of thousands of students from Ohio, the other 49 states, and from almost every country in the world -- but on campus disruption and destruction. Certainly, the events at Kent State University brought home to Ohioans , as well as people all over the world, the real and the symbolic tragedy of campus disturbances. The aftermath has brought on charges and recriminations, but perhaps less careful reflection as to the meaning of the events. In raising questions about these images, we indicate what we wish to do throughout this report -- to raise questions. In the aftermath of Spring, 1970, many persons have answers and solutions but they are often in response to the wrong questions. We wish to reverse the procedure here. We do not begin with solutions because the first step is to obtain factual information on what actually did happen on Ohio campuses in the spring. In Part I, we will present a summary table which will provide information as to the range and scope of activity which occurred on Ohio campuses in the spring. There is great diversity in what went on. We have chosen illustrations to emphasize that diversity. These are represented by case studies of the activities on several campuses. Since these are descriptive and lengthy...

The experiences of remaining nurse tutors during the transformation of nursing colleges

van Dyk,Ellie C.; van Rensburg,Gisela H.; Tjallinks,Juanita E.
Fonte: Health SA Gesondheid (Online) Publicador: Health SA Gesondheid (Online)
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2009 EN
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The transformation of public services and education in South Africa is part of the political and socio-economic transition to democracy. Changes are occurring in every field, including that of the health services. A qualitative study was undertaken to investigate the experiences of the remaining nurse tutors at a school of nursing during the transformation of nursing colleges and the downsizing of staff. The study on which this article is based was aimed at describing the experiences of those individuals undergoing changes in their work environment, with the purpose of contributing to recommendations regarding the 'survival' of transformation and the downsizing of the workplace. Three themes emerged by way of the narrative descriptions and unstructured in-depth interviews conducted during the study. The first theme, revolving around affective responses, relates to the emotions, low morale, depressive moods and anxiety caused by the transformation and downsizing. The second theme, relating to the cognitive and perceptual view of transformation, revealed the thoughts, beliefs, and opinions of the remaining nurse tutors regarding the change. The perceptions of, and opinions about how, nursing education and human dignity have been affected by this transformation were also expressed. The third theme consists of the coping responses made by the nurse tutors in the form of work-related personal and social adjustments to the transformation of the nursing colleges. The maintenance of ongoing communication and participation by the nurse tutors...

Oral storytelling and national kinship: Reflections on the oral narrative performance in the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festivals

Opondo,Rose A.
Fonte: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde Publicador: Tydskrif vir Letterkunde
Tipo: Artigo de Revista Científica Formato: text/html
Publicado em 01/01/2014 EN
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The story, in the form of the oral narrative, has always been a communalizing genre in the traditional African setting. It then functioned as a tool that brings together not only the artist and the particular audience, but also the entire community within which the performances are derived and performed. However, postcolonial, modern and global situations have greatly impacted on the traditional kinship structures in Africa and kinship fostering tools like the African oral narrative have not been spared. The introduction of the oral storytelling onto the proscenium stage in the Kenya Schools and Colleges Drama Festivals (KSCDF) has contributed to perpetuate the performance of this genre to significant degrees. This move has not only recalled attention to oral narratives, but also has revolutionized the performance and functional aspects of oral storytelling. Various aspects of the oral narrative genre have changed, from the multi-ethnic audience to the elaborate narrative structures and the varying orientations of the oral artists in KSCDF. The dramatic elements of the narrative have also been enhanced to justify its inclusion within the wider dramatic genre. This article investigates the structural and thematic reorientations of the contemporary Kenyan oral narrative and how it influences the reorientations of kinship in a postcolonial reality characterized by heterogeneous consumer audience and the need for national commonality. The aim is to understand the reorientations of oral storytelling and its scripted machinations of multi-ethnicity woven into the narrative as part of its contemporarily requisite features; the question is whether or not these reorientations enable the ideological adoption of some form of kinship across the diverse ethnic groups in Kenya