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dc.contributor.authorEzeanya-Esiobu, Chika
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-18 13:36:15
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T09:09:32Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T09:09:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier1006886
dc.identifier.urihttp://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/23270
dc.description.abstractThis 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.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in African Business Research
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNA Philosophy & theory of education
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JN Education::JNK Organization & management of education::JNKC Curriculum planning & development
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::K Economics, finance, business & management::KJ Business & management::KJK International business
dc.subject.otherBusiness
dc.subject.otherManagement science
dc.subject.otherInternational business enterprises
dc.subject.otherAfrica—Economic conditions
dc.subject.otherCurriculums (Courses of study)
dc.subject.otherEducation—Curricula
dc.subject.otherEducation—Philosophy
dc.subject.otherEducational sociology
dc.titleIndigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.1007/978-981-13-6635-2
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy6c6992af-b843-4f46-859c-f6e9998e40d5
oapen.pages115
oapen.place.publicationSingapore


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