New Directions in African Education: Challenges and Possibilities

New Directions in African Education: Challenges and Possibilities

By S. Nombuso Dlamini (editor)
Book Description

It has been said that education in post-colonial Africa is in a state of crisis. Policies and practices from Eurocentric colonial regimes have carried over, intertwining with challenges inherent in the new political and economic climate. Leaders have done little to remedy the malfunctioning education system, and even where attempts have been made, they have overwhelmingly been shaped by commercial and capitalist interests. In New Directions in African Education, Nombuso Dlamini has gathered essays from continental African scholars who, before pursuing graduate studies in North America, had first-hand experience with the education system in post-colonial Africa. Their cross-cultural perspective has provided a unique opportunity to critically examine education in the African context and to present possible courses of action to reinvent its future. These authors are in search of a new model for African education - a model that embraces indigenous knowledge, helps cultivate a greater sense of pride in people of African descent, and, most importantly, serves local needs.

Table of Contents
  • Creative Commons page
  • Cover
  • Title page
  • Bibliographic Information
  • Table of Contents
  • About the Contributors
  • Introduction S. Nombuso Dlamini
  • 1: The Place of African Indigenous Knowledge and Languages in Education for Development: The Case of Kenya Grace W. Bunyi
  • 2: Some Issues of Science Education in Africa Wanja Gitari
  • 3: Reproductive Health in Kenya: A Matter of Social Justice Jacinta K. Muteshi
  • 4: Gender, Post-Secondary Education, and Employment Opportunities for Women in Tanzania Grace Khwaya Puja
  • 5: Information Technology and the Curriculum Process: Student Participation and the Changed Role of the Teacher Selina L. P. Mushi
  • 6: Envisioning African Social Work Education Uzo Anucha
  • 7: A Comparison of Institutional Discriminatory Practices against People with Disabilities in North America and Africa: Cases in Zimbabwe and Canada Zephania Matanga
  • 8: Financing Students in Higher Education: Examining Trends and Funding Options in Africa and Canada Eva Aboagye
  • 9: Possibilities in African Schooling and EducationGeorge J. Sefa Dei
  • Index
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