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- DescriptionIn this careful articulation of science, the editors provide an intellectual marriage of Indigeus science and science education in the African context as a way of revising schooling and education. They define science broadly to include both the science of the natural/physical/biological and the 'science of the social'. It is ted that the current policy direction of African education continues to be a subject of intense intellectual discussion. Science education is very much at the heart of much current debates about reforming African schooling. Among the ways to counter-vision contemporary African education this book points to how we promote Indigeus science education to improve upon African science and techlogy development in general. The book also tes a long-standing push to re-examine local cultural resource kwings in order to appreciate and understand the nature, content and context of Indigeus kwledge science as a starting foundation for promoting African science and techlogy studies in general. It is argued that these interests and concerns are t mutually exclusive of each other but as a matter of fact interwoven and interdependent. The breadth of coverage of the collection reflect papers in science, Indigeneity, identity and kwledge production and the possibilities of creating a truly African-centred education. It is argued that such extensive coverage will engage and excite readers on the path of what has been termed 'African educational recovery'. While the book is careful in avoiding stale debates about the 'Eurocentricity of Western scientific kwledge' and the positing of 'Eurocentric science' as the only science worthy of engagement, it netheless caution against constructing a binary between Indigeus/local science and kwledges and Western 'scientific' kwledge. After all, Western scientific kwledge is itself a form of local kwledge, born out of a particular social and historical context. Engaging science in a more global context will bring to the fore critical questions of how we create spaces for the study of Indigeus science kwledge in our schools. How is Indigeus science to be read, understood and theorized? And, how do educators gather/collect and interpret Indigeus science kwledges for the purposes of teaching young learners. These are critical questions for contemporary African education?
- PublisherSense Publishers
- Date of Publication13/04/2012
- SubjectEducation & Teaching
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSense Publishers
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight513 g
- Width156 mm
- Height234 mm
- Spine14 mm
- Edited byAkwasi Asabere-Ameyaw,George J Sefa Dei,Kolawole Raheem
- Format DetailsSewn,Cloth over boards
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