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Re-thinking values in Africa: : for collective wellbeing
     

Re-thinking values in Africa: : for collective wellbeing

by Dr Bawa Kuyini
 

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This book explores Africa's development challenges in light of past and contemporary values. It then discusses how Africa can develop new value systems based on African traditional philosophies, religious and contemporary thinking to foster collective wellbeing.

The book argues that Africa's development failures cannot be blamed on the West but rather on internal

Overview

This book explores Africa's development challenges in light of past and contemporary values. It then discusses how Africa can develop new value systems based on African traditional philosophies, religious and contemporary thinking to foster collective wellbeing.

The book argues that Africa's development failures cannot be blamed on the West but rather on internal political and social failures that can be traced to values. It provides alternative arguments for Africa's current state and proposes that cultivating new values based on traditional African philosophies such as Ubuntu could lead to a new beginning and build new foundations for enhancing collective wellbeing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781492771944
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
10/05/2013
Pages:
132
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.28(d)

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Meet the Author

Bawa Kuyini was born in Bimbila, Ghana and is currently engaged as senior lecturer in Social Work and Education at the University of New England, Australia. Bawa attended school in Bimbila, Yendi and Tamale in Ghana before completing a Bachelor of Education (Hons) Degree at the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He taught at a Teachers' Training College and a secondary school for some years. In the late 1990s, he studied Social Work at Volda University College, Norway and worked as social worker for the Asker Local Government, Norway until 2001. He then completed a PhD in Education at the University of Melbourne, Australia. As a teacher and researcher on educational and social issues, his research interests are in special /inclusive education and social work, including child rights, disability, refugees and migration. Music and sports, especially Soccer and Hockey are key leisure activities.

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