Indigenous Discourses on Knowledge and Development in Africa
Edited by Edward Shizha, Ali A. Abdi
To Be Published October 15th 2013 by Routledge – 256 pages
Series: Routledge African Studies
Critical postcolonial theorists ask why Africa is failing to extricate itself from poverty and underdevelopment. This book fills a large and long-standing gap in the study of African development, taking on a critical postcolonial approach to examine, investigate and discuss challenges faced by African countries in their quest for development. The approach focuses on the intersection of educational paradigms, sustainable economic development methodologies and democratic political engagement theories to determine possibilities for economic growth and social development in Africa.
2. Counter-visioning Contemporary African Education: Engaging Indigenous Science as a Tool for African Development
3. Reflections on "African Development": Situating Indigenity and Indigenous Knowledges
4. Revisiting African Revolutionary Praxis in the Global Era
5. Leadership and Governance in sub-Saharan Africa: A Conceptual and Practical Analysis
6. Dialectics of Development: Ethiopia’s Experiment
7. Philosophy, Education and Sustainable Development: A Postcolonial Indigenous Afrocentric Perspective for Zimbabwe
8. International Corporate Politics and the Hubris of Development Discourses
9. Economic Development in Africa and the African Diaspora: Lessons from the Global Financial Meltdown
10. The Role of the African Diaspora Intelligentsia in Partnership Links between the South and North
11. Diploma for a Debt: Students’ Perception of Their Student Loans Program in Burkina Faso
12. Reclaiming the Education for all Agenda: Prospects for Inclusive Policy Spaces
13. Learning by doing: Julius Nyerere, "Education for Self-Reliance," and Policy Development in Tanzania
14. The Shifting Boundaries of the African State in Agricultural Policies and Institutions in an Era of Globalization
15. Educational Inequality and Economic Development in Sub-Saharan Africa
16. Culturing Education for Social Development: Postcolonial Africanist Propositions
Edward Shizha is Associate Professor at Wilfrid Laurier University (Brantford).
Ali A. Abdi is Professor and Co-Director of the Centre for Global Citizenship Education and Research (CGCER) in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at University of Alberta.