“THE SAN PEOPLE IN BOTSWANA AND THE TRAVELLERS IN NORWAY” A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE CULTURE OF TWO MINORITY GROUPS Associate professor Anne-Mari Larsen, Queen Maud's College of Early Childhood Education, Norway Coordinator Stella Nguluka, Bokamoso Educational Trust, Botswana THE BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY AIMS FAMILY MATTERS PRESCHOOL SCHOOL LANGUAGE CULTURE METHODS FOR INTERVIEWING WHO HAS BEEN INTERVIEWED THE SITUATION AROUND THE INTERVIEW THE SAN PEOPLE AND THE TRAVELLERS WHAT DOES THE FAMILY MEAN TO YOU? WHAT IS THE REASON FOR THE IMPORTANCE OF THE FAMILY? IS IT IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN TO JOIN PRESCHOOL? WHAT ARE YOUR EXPERIENCES FROM SCHOOL? WHAT DID YOU LEARN AT SCHOOL? DID YOU KNOW SETSWANA/NORWEGIAN WHEN YOU STARTED SCHOOL? “We teach in Setswana and English. Sometimes the children translate for each other. They are not allowed to speak Naro in the class. If you speak Naro it will be difficult to learn and to speak English and Setswana” (Head Of Department, primary school) WHAT DOES CULTURE MEAN TO YOU? WHAT ARE THE IMPORTANCE OF MUSIC AND STORIES? ARE THERE ANY BAD THINGS IN THE CULTURE? DO YOU HAVE ANY HOPES FOR THE FUTURE? WHAT IS BEING DONE TO KEEP THE CULTURE?