African Education and Globalization: Perspectives on Culture, Knowledge, and Development

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Containing both theoretical discussions of globalization and specific case analyses of individual African countries, this collection of essays examines the intersections of African education and globalization with multiple analytical and geographical emphases and intentions. The 11 essays critically analyze the issues from historical, cultural, and socio-economic perspectives. Of interest to both educators and scholars who are interested in a more in-depth understanding of the current reign globalization, African Education and Globalization is an important and timely read.

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Editorial Reviews

Robert F. Arnove
The value of this edited collection resides in its insightful descriptions of the impact of globalization on socioeconomic and education policies and outcomes within differing African contexts. In doing so, the set of critical essays by distinguished scholars and experienced insiders contributes in important ways to our understanding of the dynamics of globalization, both its negative consequences as well as the possibilities offered for social transformation in the region.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739110416
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 2/15/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 236
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

Ali A. Abdi is associate professor of comparative and international education in the Department of Educational Policy Studies at the University of Alberta. Korbla P. Puplampu is sociology instructor in the Department of Psychology and Sociology at Grant MacEwan College. George J. Sefa Dei is professor and chair of the Department of Sociology and Equity Studies for the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto (OISE/UT).

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Section One Chapter 2 African Education and Globalization: An Introduction Chapter 3 Culture of Education, Social Development, and Globalization: Historical and Current Analyses of Africa Chapter 4 Critical Perspectives on HIgher Education and Globalization in Africa Chapter 5 Indigenous Knowledges and Globalization: An African Perspective Chapter 6 Higher Education for Africa's Women: Prospects and Challenges Chapter 7 Globalization, Information Technologies, and Higher Education in Africa: Implications of the Market Agenda Part 8 Section Two Chapter 9 The Contested Politics of Education in Ethiopia: Leadership Vacuity, Mass National Alienation, Ethnic Atomization, and Resistance Chapter 10 Global Economic Restructuring and Education for Development in Ghana Chapter 11 The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and Education in South Africa: A Critical Discussion Chapter 12 Swaziland: Towards an Effective Education for Global Citizenship Chapter 13 Continuity or Discontinuity in Educational Equity: Contradictions in Structural Adjustment Programs in Zimbabwe

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