Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa Summary
This open access book presents a strong philosophical, theoretical and practical argument for the mainstreaming of indigenous knowledge in curricula development, and in teaching and learning across the African continent. Since the dawn of political independence in Africa, there has been an ongoing search for the kind of education that will create a class of principled and innovative citizens who are sensitive to and committed to the needs of the continent. When indigenous or environment-generated knowledge forms the basis of learning in classrooms, learners are able to immediately connect their education with their lived reality. The result is much introspection, creativity and innovation across fields, sectors and disciplines, leading to societal transformation. Drawing on several theoretical assertions, examples from a wide range of disciplines, and experiences gathered from different continents at different points in history, the book establishes that for education to trigger the necessary transformation in Africa, it should be constructed on a strong foundation of learners’ indigenous knowledge.
The book presents a distinct and uncharted pathway for Africa to advance sustainably through home-grown and grassroots based ideas, leading to advances in science and technology, growth of indigenous African business and the transformation of Africans into conscious and active participants in the continent’s progress. Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa is of interest to educators, entrepreneurs, policymakers, researchers and individuals engaged in finding sustainable and strategic solutions to regional and global advancement.
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu is a researcher, teacher, non-fiction and fiction writer, and a well-known intellectual who holds a Ph.D. in African Development and Policy Studies from Howard University in Washington D.C. Chika has published numerous academic articles in peer-reviewed journals, book chapters and short essays, and has also produced documentary films.
Chika has conducted research on indigenous knowledge and homegrown approaches to sub-Saharan Africa’s growth for such organizations as the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER), United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), the Swedish International Development Agency (Sida), International Development Research Center (IDRC) Canada and the African Economic Research Consortium.
Member ID : AXZ38184PUQ
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu was added to my favorite authors list, after reading Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa.
Member ID : AXZ32466PUQ
Ik wilde Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa lezen, een heel interessant boek.
Member ID : AXZ66409PUQ
Never underestimate Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa, I could not put this book down. You must read this!.
Member ID : AXZ29741PUQ
Just Got it, can’t wait to read this book soon!
Member ID : AXZ99379PUQ
fem stjerner for Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa, tak for Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu. du er den bedste.
Member ID : AXZ23679PUQ
Basically, I loved this book. I give the book 5/5 Stars, and this one is getting added to my All-Time Favorites list!
Member ID : AXZ95118PUQ
rakastan tätä kirjaa. sinun pitäisi lukea tämä.
Member ID : AXZ22264PUQ
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu è un grande scrittore, dovresti leggere questo.
Member ID : AXZ75339PUQ
Before I read Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa, I had read some reviews which had me wondering if this one would be something I'd like, reviews from people whose opinions I trust. It's True, so Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa stayed on my "TBR Someday".
Member ID : AXZ71457PUQ
When I started this book, I wasn't so sure how much I would enjoy it. but reading from Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu's point of view was so refreshing.
Member ID : AXZ51661PUQ
Ein Buchliebhaber wäre daran interessiert, dies zu lesen.
Member ID : AXZ97429PUQ
Thank you to Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu for my honest thoughts.
Member ID : AXZ10744PUQ
Just downloaded this book! Many thanks
Member ID : AXZ75794PUQ
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu хороший автор, вы не можете пропустить это чтение.
Member ID : AXZ77794PUQ
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu es uno de los mejores autores nacidos. Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa es un libro interesante.
Member ID : AXZ73006PUQ
le livre que j'ai toujours attendu, je peux enfin le lire maintenant. merci.
Member ID : AXZ74478PUQ
how to download this ebook???
Loading More Comments...