According toHistory, The Shona is one of the largest indigenous groups of Zimbabwe. Theyhave their language and used by about 75% population of Zimbabwe. The Shonagroup of people living in Zimbabwe, located in South Africa, owns the Shonaculture. Takawira Kazembe, a lecture at the University of Zimbabwe took aninterview of few people who practice traditional Shona religion in Zimbabwe andalso saw some traditional ceremonies and practices.
Kazembe started that thesetraditional Shona people believe in God “Mwari” as the creator andsustainer of the Universe, in his two ethnographic studies, which published in2009 and 2010(Jarus np). Culture emphasizes beliefs and value, which are oftendeeply rooted in a group’s history and traditions. The primary goal of everysociety is to save their culture and help the community establish a neweducational culture. Children will get a better future by providingknowledgeable studies in secondary schools.Shona peoplecaring are mathematical knowledge to meet their daily lives. “Mathematicsis a science related to measurements, calculations, discoveringinterrelationship and dealing with problems” (Chikodzi and Nyota 5). Shonapeople have an appreciable amount of expertise in a field of Mathematics. Theyuse this experience to fulfill their daily requirements.
They have brilliantmathematical knowledge and innovations to solve community challenges. ThisShona rich culture is highly noticeable that rural people can have such highthinking in the field of mathematics. Also, math had also been known as queen& servant of science as it rules over all other subjects as well as servesat the same time. Majority of the world believes that African people don’tpossess any useful knowledge, but they do have a fair amount of ideas andinnovations. The mathematical knowledge of the Shona people is entirelydifferent than the school mathematics as they use their expertise in building ahut, clay plots making, traditional medicine preparation, mixing ratios, etc.(Chirume 41).
As a community, they can use and improve into mathematics. Theywere utilizing time administrations and work in day-by-day life unconsciously.They knew the idea of sharing, which intended to share the knowledge. Theyadditionally knew the Concept of probability. Sharing scientific learningenable groups to comprehend nearby difficulties and advantages to individualsin the community. The hut was one ofthe concepts that they have introduced in schools. While constituting Huts, itaged in conformity with advance think about a region of the Hat in compliancewith the near-via areas.
The following dimensions were the span of the recent.At that factor after, range regarding human Occupants interior the house. At soissue the country about the hole whether yet no longer it needs to remainrectangular round or square yet the vicinity on a cottage, that whether amethod such is out of the sources as would possibly stay utilized after regularthe hovels.
Additionally, it Used posts or creeper banks From arbor in thevicinity of Plano yet nails form the shop as much that became into highereconomic For them. Western substances hold been luxurious then and differentlots less fortunate. Local fabric bear was correctly accessible. Additionally,they utilized the herb in conformity with the effect the cottage in compliancewith wagon warm within iciness or cooler among hot summer time. They use mud onthe dividers in imitation of arrest the gaps due to the fact such keep theIncoming icy our and downpours from Perpetrating. Additionally, that appliedCow dang a computer virus repellant; it is ways waterproof concerning theground and furthermore related to the inward element over the dividers by aguard. They are used to quantify the health of their cows out of their ignoblemanure.Teaching Shonaculture in secondary schools is a brilliant idea as it contains the informationother than the one that is instructing in schools can’t pass the learning andidea from generation to generation.
In schools, the students are being taughtto love others but not our selves; “Thus study calls for the sensitization ofteachers and pupils on the need to promote culture in the school”(Eunitah 28).After the introduction of teaching Shona culture in secondary Schools that wasa very Positive step but few Drawbacks were there, as the proper planning wasnot concerning the teaching of Shona culture. The Shona culture taughtthoroughly, and No exact syllabus was neither Made nor introduced by theeducation department. No exams conducted at the term Ending for the ShonaCulture so to improve.
This current pattern a Committee made which includedfive teachers from all the school types in the district (Eunitah 23). Theteachers selected Were very well trusted by The education department as Theseteachers were the ones Who believed in Shona culture till date and up to aGreat Extent. Hence, They Were the ones who were most active in cultureActivities as well does Teaching and evaluating the Shona culture. So, thesedid data analysis Teachers by collecting the Data’s form the Secondary school(Eunitah 23). Data analysis was a constant Process throughout theInvestigation. After all those Data analysis and investigation. Some new plansintroduced into the system.
Educational trips arranged to the place, which wasrelated to the history of Shona culture. During these trips, Students learnthat how the traditional Shona people lived as a society, used to live andSettle together the type of Shelter. They used their traditional Foods too isand weapons of Those times etc. these educational Trips are significant astheir heritage sites are hawing Great values to the community. This is the maindifference between the school mathematics and the mathematics of Shonapeople”(Chirume 44). Hence the education policies in the school are notsupporting the current education method as a method for passing it togenerations.
This leads to the need ofpromoting the culture in schools as “Shona men and women in the rural areas arerich sources of mathematical knowledge”(Chirume 52), and use cheap anduser-friendly innovations for family survived and upbringing. They have LeastExpensive of an idea or simplest solution possible. Any existing design/pattern requires amandatory update after a respective period to stay up-to-date. In the same way,the development and updating of the current education are necessary to do. Thiswill lead to the proper passing of education to the generation and will alsoimprove the grade of education given to the students. Regarding aesthetics,Spirituality symbolic of other Social values that people may link with, as wellas language, Music, dance, rituals, traditions, Etc (Eunitah 26). These typesof educational Trips are very beneficial to all students.
Therefore, they getto know about the critical elements of their culture. Each group of individualstries to pass their specialties and culture to their people to come. Theinstruction arrangements in schools are not supporting the investigation as astrategy for passing it to ages. Here the matter of conflict is the Shonaculture is being instructed in auxiliary training in Zimbabwe to enhanceteacher and morals of each person. The People who are as yet living in theimmature territory and are uneducated are the ones who require the training themost. The examination found That not all understudies were Getting profits bythose Educational excursions, as just a Small number of understudies couldraise found For the treks, which implies That there were not very many Studentswho were getting Benefits from these Educational Trips.
Also, few teachers ofsome schools were not as responsive as they should be. So to improve all theseproblems, culture education was arranged at the regular interval of time. Thereis a gap between the idea of rural students And urban students, so thearrangement was Made were these students Can meet each other and Can sharetheir ideas And innovation.
Author Gelfand mention in book “Shona who arerecent arrivals in the urban areas and who on the whole have had little or onlya few years of schooling are more attached to their traditional culture andreligion”(Gelfand 152). Teacher in the secondary school doesn’tvalue knowledgeable education into the study; however, there is so much talent,but it is not passing to generations. The brilliant Shona mathematics should beintroduced into the Secondary Schooling System, as the Shona tribe is abundantin the area of mathematical knowledge.
This is the knowledge fulfills theirdaily needs like shelter foods, weather condition, medicines and mixing ratios,preserving of their culture, etc. (Chirume 41). They have the most grounded,least expensive, ideal, easy to understand scientific advancements, whichprompt survival and childhood of their family (Chirume 41). The Shona culturehas a lot of idea in their inventory, which is very beneficial for the future.Hence it will help in shaping their future as well as their Nationality.