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A Women’s Perspective on the Cultural Dimension of Development

Summary of Article by Brigid M. Sackey, 2003 / Edited by Maduabuchi Dukor

Sackey argues that national development cannot take place in the absence of personal development, which also cannot occur if a people do not understand their culture. According to her, literacy in the western sense without a corresponding cultural literacy does not lead to development. Sackey holds the view that the process of development “goes beyond economic growth indicators, industrialisation, modernisation, going to space…cycloning of animal/human species. Development involves a series of interactions, social relations, which include values, ways of life, beliefs, tradition as well as good governance.