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Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa : Frontiers in African Business Research - Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu

Indigenous Knowledge and Education in Africa

Frontiers in African Business Research

Hardcover Published: 10th May 2019
ISBN: 9789811366345
Number Of Pages: 115

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This 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.

ISBN: 9789811366345
ISBN-10: 9811366349
Series: Frontiers in African Business Research
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 115
Published: 10th May 2019
Country of Publication: SG
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 0.97
Weight (kg): 0.36

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