Rethinking Peer Apprenticeship Through the Acquisition of Compliance Skills in Middle Childhood Implications for Cultural Socialisation in Cameroon
This empirical article reassessed peer apprenticeship as a cultural construct and how acquisition of compliance skills in Middle Childhood 6 11 Years is guided by this construct. The main objective of this study was to investigate peer apprenticeship and the acquisition of compliance skills in middle childhood children. The purposive sampling technique was used to elect 75 participants that made up the sample of the study. The study employed a combination of primary and secondary data collection techniques. Primary techniques included field observations, and administration of questionnaire. The survey design was used to sample parents’ and teachers’ views while the quasi experimental design was used for pupils. Analysis of findings revealed that Peer apprenticeship influences the acquisition of compliance skills in children. This is evidence because the experimental group showed a significant improvement between the pre test and post test P 0.001 than the control group P=1.000 . The results also revealed that with instructions from teachers, children teach and uphold responsibility training skills, cultural values and practices. Some recommendations for successful peer interaction were included teachers and education administrators should create school and classroom environments that facilitate children’s interactions by encouraging cooperative play, collaborative learning and peer appropriate behaviour cooperative learning should be taken into consideration where children are put in groups to learn and school administrators should implement social training skills in the school curriculum.
Peer Apprenticeship, Acquisition Of Compliance Skills, Middle Childhood. Cultural Socialization
Dr. Kumncho Eveline Neh