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Title The Palgrave handbook of African education and indigenous knowledge / Jamaine M. Abidogun, Toyin Falola, editors
Published Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]


Description 1 online resource (xliii, 808 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Part I. Africa Histories of Education -- Chapter 1. Introduction to Africa's Educational Wealth -- Investment in Education in Africa: Citizenship, Development, and Nation-Building -- Tertiary Education -- Forms of Tertiary Education -- Tertiary Education Globally -- Degrees: Uses and Relevance -- The Performance of University Degrees -- The Implications of Sharing Knowledge Within a Community -- The New Frontier: The Growing Impact of Technology -- Trending Initiatives: Women in Higher Education and STEAM Fields -- How Can We Increase Their Numbers in STEAM? -- How Can We Recruit More Women Faculty?
Why Is It Important for Women to Be Part of Higher Education in Africa? -- The Future of Higher Education -- Issues and Recommendations for Africa's Higher Education Institutions -- Chapter 2. Ancient Africa Education: Egypt and Nubia -- Introduction, Challenges, and Limitations -- Historical Overview -- Literate Education -- Specialized Education -- Informal Education -- Orality -- Moral Education I: Didactic Texts -- Moral Education II: The Dead as Moral Guides -- Performative Education: Theoretical Considerations -- Case Study 1: Rules to Be Learned -- Food and Drink as Instruction at the Community Level -- Case Study 2: Rules to Be Broken
Food and Drink as Subversion at an Individual Level -- Conclusion -- Chapter 3. East African Indigenous Education Before the Era of Islam -- Introduction -- Concept and Meaning of Indigenous Education -- Organizational Structure -- Childhood -- Adolescence -- Adulthood -- Elderhood -- Educational Goals and Content in Indigenous Education -- Teachers and Learning Strategies in Traditional Education -- Assessment in Indigenous Education -- Permanence and Decline of Indigenous Education -- Summary Conclusion -- Chapter 4. Anglophone Africa: Education, Religion, and Nation Building, 1960s-1990s -- Introduction
Educational Foundations of Euro-Christian Nationalism -- Ghana -- Kenya -- Nigeria -- Conclusion -- Chapter 5. Conduit and Gatekeeper: Practices and Contestations of Language Within Informal and Formal Education in Senegal -- Linguistic Ecology of Senegal -- Indigenous Education and Formal Schooling -- Informal/Formal Educational Delivery Spectrum -- Indigenous Knowledge and Education -- Indigenous Education in Senegal -- Formal French Schooling -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 6. Islamic/Muslim Education in Africa: From North to West Africa -- Background to Understanding North and West African Connection
Summary This handbook explores the evolution of African education in historical perspectives as well as the development within its three systems-Indigenous, Islamic, and Western education models--and how African societies have maintained and changed their approaches to education within and across these systems. African education continues to find itself at once preserving its knowledge, while integrating Islamic and Western aspects in order to compete within this global reality. Contributors take up issues and themes of the positioning, resistance, accommodation, and transformations of indigenous education in relationship to the introduction of Islamic and later Western education. Issues and themes raised acknowledge the contemporary development and positioning of indigenous education within African societies and provide understanding of how indigenous education works within individual societies and national frameworks as an essential part of African contemporary society
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (ProQuest Ebook Central, viewed on June 19, 2020)
Subject Education -- Africa -- History
Islamic education -- Africa
Islamic education
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
Author Abidogun, Jamaine, editor.
Falola, Toyin, editor.
ISBN 9783030382773
Other Titles Handbook of African education and indigenous knowledge