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Title Indigenist african development and related issues : towards a transdisciplinary perspective / edited by Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw, Jophus Anamuah-Mensah, George Sefa Dei and Kolawole Raheem
Published Rotterdam : Sense, 2014
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Series Anit-colonial educational perspectives for transformative change
Anti-colonial educational perspectives for transformative change.
Contents ""TABLE OF CONTENTS""; ""ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS""; ""INTRODUCTION INDIGENIST AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT AND RELATED ISSUES FROM A TRANSDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE: An Introduction""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""1. RE-THINKING DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH THEORIES FOR AFRICA: Issues in the 21 st Century?""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""FAILED DEVELOPMENT?""; ""IDENTIFYING THE PROBLEM AND INTERROGATING THE LITERATURE""; ""SETTING THE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""2. THE COLONIALITY OF DEVELOPMENT: Reframing South-South Co-Operation and Resistance""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THEORETICAL FRAMINGS""
""WHAT ARE WE CONNECTING FOR? THE NEED FOR ANTI-COLONIAL STRUGGLE.""""EXAMPLES IN THE PAST AND PRESENT""; ""GOING FORWARD: CHALLENGES""; ""GOING FORWARD: POSSIBILITIES""; ""POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS""; ""Reimagining the University""; ""Reimagining Transfer""; ""The Diaspora: Meeting Its Challenges""; ""ACKNOWLEDGMENTS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""3. ME TO WE: Unpacking the Realities of White Privilege in Development Praxis""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""4. WHY TEACH SOCIAL STUDIES FROM A GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVE?""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""CONCEPTUALIZATIONS""
""GLOBALIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE AND CULTURES""""GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL PERSPECTIVES""; ""MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION""; ""GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION""; ""THE GOALS OF GLOBAL AND MULTICULTURAL EDUCATION""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""5. IMPROVING EDUCATION STANDARDS IN AFRICA: The Place of the University of Education""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""SEEDS OF CONCERNS AROUND EDUCATION STANDARDS IN AFRICA""; ""CONCEPTUALIZING UNIVERSITIES OF EDUCATION""; ""PLACE OF UNIVERSITIES OF EDUCATION IN IMPROVING EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS""; ""CURRICULUM RESEARCH""
""EDUCATIONAL POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND PLANNING""""TEACHER EDUCATION AND TRAINING""; ""CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS""; ""RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT""; ""COMMUNITY SERVICE AND EDUCATION EXTENSION""; ""EMPOWERING UNIVERSITIES OF EDUCATION""; ""CONCLUSIONS""; ""REFERENCES""; ""6. THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF STUDENTS� LEARNING OF SCHOOL SCIENCE: A Case of Ghana""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""THE PRACTICE OF QUALITY CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT""; ""THE ROLE OF INDIGENOUS AFRICAN CONCEPT OF EDUCATION""; ""TEACHERS AS EDUCATORS AND ASSESSORS""
""Science Teachers� Purposes of Continuous Assessment Practices""""Learning Outcomes Assessed by Science Teachers""; ""RATING OF TEACHERS� ASSESSMENT PRACTICE""; ""Interview Results""; ""CURRICULUM AND POLICY DOCUMENTS""; ""CONCLUSION""; ""REFERENCES""; ""7. ENHANCING SCIENTIFIC LITERACY OF THE AFRICAN LEARNER: Possibilities and Challenges""; ""INTRODUCTION""; ""Socio-Cultural Characteristics of Learners""; ""LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AND SCIENCE LEARNING""; ""ATTITUDE AND SCIENCE LEARNING""; ""PERCEPTIONS OF LEARNERS AS A BARRIER TO SCIENCE ACHIEVEMENT""
Summary There is no term so heavily contested in social science literature/nomenclature than 'Development'. This book brings Indigenous perspectives to African development. It is argued that contrary to development as we know it not working, a greater part of the problem is that conventional development approaches that work have in fact not truly been followed to the letter and hence the quagmire. All this is ironic since everything we do about our world is development. So, how come there is 'difficult knowledge' when it comes to learning from what we know, i.e., what local peoples do and have done for centuries as a starting point to reconstructing and reframing 'development'? In getting our heads around this paradox, we are tempted to ask more questions. How do we as African scholars and researchers begin to develop 'home-grown solutions' to our problems? How do we pioneer new analytical systems for understanding our communities and offer a pathway to genuine African development, i.e., Indigenist African development? (see also Yankah, 2004). How do we speak of Indigenist development mindful of global developments and entanglements around us? Can we afford to pursue development still mired in a 'catch up' scenario? Are we in a race with the development world and where do we see this race ending or where do we define as the 'finishing line'? A Publication of the Centre for School and Community Science and Technology Studies [SACOST], University of Education, Winneba, Ghana
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Subject Education -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Economic development -- Effect of education on -- Africa.
Economic development -- Social aspects -- Africa.
Ethnoscience -- Africa.
Form Electronic book
Author Asabere-Ameyaw, Akwasi, editor
Anamuah-Mensah, J., editor
Dei, George J. Sefa (George Jerry Sefa), 1954- editor
Raheem, Kolawole, editor
ISBN 9462096570
9462096589
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