Education Indigenous Knowledges and Development in the Global South

Author: Anders Breidlid
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415895898
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The book's focus is the hegemonic role of so-called modernist, Western epistemology that spread in the wake of colonialism and the capitalist economic system, and its exclusion and othering of other epistemologies. Through a series of case studies the book discusses how the domination of Western epistemology has had a major impact on the epistemological foundation of the education systems across the globe. The book queries the sustainability of hegemonic epistemology both in the classrooms in the global South as well as in the face of the imminent ecological challenges of our common earth, and discusses whether indigenous knowledge systems would better serve the pupils in the global South and help promote sustainable development.

Handbook of Research on Social Cultural and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries

Author: Ngulube, Patrick
Publisher: IGI Global
ISBN: 1522508392
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Knowledge systems are an essential aspect to the preservation of a community’s culture. In developing countries, this community-based knowledge has significant influence on such things as decision making and problem solving. The Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the importance of knowledge and value systems at the community level and ways indigenous people utilize this information. Highlighting impacts on culture and education in developing nations, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, policy makers, students, and professionals interested in contemporary debates on indigenous knowledge systems.

Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa

Author: Hanne Kirstine Adriansen
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131756152X
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Higher education has recently been recognized as a key driver for societal growth in the Global South and capacity building of African universities is now widely included in donor policies. The question is; how do capacity building projects affect African universities, researchers and students? Universities and their scientific knowledges are often seen to have universal qualities; therefore, capacity building may appear straight forward. Higher Education and Capacity Building in Africa contests such universalistic notions. Inspired by ideas about the ‘geography of scientific knowledge’ it explores what role specific places and relationships have in knowledge production, and analyses how cultural experiences are included and excluded in teaching and research. Thus, the different chapters show how what constitutes legitimate scientific knowledge is negotiated and contested. In doing so, the chapters draw on discussions about the hegemony of Western thought in education and knowledge production. The authors’ own experiences with higher education capacity building and knowledge production are discussed and used to contribute to the reflexive turn and rise of auto-ethnography. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and postgraduate students in education, development studies, African studies and human geography, as well as anthropology and history.

Knowledge for Justice

Author: Halvorsen, Tor
Publisher: African Minds
ISBN: 1928331637
Format: PDF, Mobi
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With the adoption of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Agreement, the purpose of development is being redefined in both social and environmental terms. Despite pushback from conservative forces, change is accelerating in many sectors. To drive this transformation in ways that bring about social, environmental and economic justice at a local, national, regional and global levels, new knowledge and strong cross-regional networks capable of foregrounding different realities, needs and agendas will be essential. In fact, the power of knowledge matters today in ways that humanity has probably never experienced before, placing an emphasis on the roles of research, academics and universities. In this collection, an international diverse collection of scholars from the southern African and Nordic regions critically review the SDGs in relation to their own areas of expertise, while placing the process of knowledge production in the spotlight. In Part I, the contributors provide a sober assessment of the obstacles that neo-liberal hegemony presents to substantive transformation. In Part Two, lessons learned from North–South research collaborations and academic exchanges are assessed in terms of their potential to offer real alternatives. In Part III, a set of case studies supply clear and nuanced analyses of the scale of the challenges faced in ensuring that no one is left behind. This accessible and absorbing collection will be of interest to anyone interested in North–South research networks and in the contemporary debates on the role of knowledge production. The Southern African–Nordic Centre (SANORD) is a network of higher education institutions that stretches across Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Botswana, Namibia, Malawi, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Universities in the southern African and Nordic regions that are not yet members are encouraged to join.

Educational Inequalities

Author: Kalwant Bhopal
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134612249
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While there is considerable literature on social inequality and education, there is little recent work which explores notions of difference and diversity in relation to "race," class and gender. This edited text aims to bring together researchers in the field of education located across many international contexts such as the UK, Australia, USA, New Zealand and Europe. Contributors investigate the ways in which dominant perspectives on "difference," intersectionality and institutional structures underpin and reinforce educational inequality in schools and higher education. They emphasize the importance of international perspectives and innovative methodological approaches to examining these areas, and seek to locate the dimensions of difference within recent theoretical discourses, with an emphasis on "race," class and gender as key categories of analysis.

At the Intersection of Indigenous and Traditional Knowledge and Technology Design

Author: Nicola Bidwell
Publisher: Informing Science
ISBN: 1932886990
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There is intensified interest in designing information and communication technologies (ICTs) that respond to ways of doing, knowing, and saying that differ from those that dominate in producing ICTs and, in particular, to ‘traditional’ or ‘indigenous’ knowledges. ICT endeavours for indigenous or traditional knowledges (ITK) vary. Some aim to extend ITK digitally and others use ICTs to improve the economic and/or political situation of marginalised groups. This book presents themes that arise in designing to respond to ITK in different cultural, social, physical, and historical contexts.

Die Entdeckung des Nordpols

Author: Robert E. Peary
Publisher: Edition Erdmann in der marixverlag GmbH
ISBN: 384380074X
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Tagelange Schneestürme, raues, zu Bergen aufgetürmtes Eis, arktische Temperaturen, plötzlich breite Wasserrinnen, die den Weg versperren und nur auf treibenden Eisschollen überquert werden können, hastig zusammengebaute Iglus als Schutz gegen die Naturgewalten - auf diese Begegnung musste sich einstellen, wer den Weg zum Nordpol wagte. Doch um die Jahrhundertwende herrschte kein Mangel an Männern, deren Ziele so abenteuerlich wie tollkühn waren und nicht selten auch von Besessenheit zeugten: Zu Fuß eine Wüste aus Schnee und Packeis durchqueren, mit nur wenigen Schlitten ausgerüstet, begleitet von Eskimos und einer Hundertschaft von Hunden... . Das alles, um einen Punkt zu erreichen, an dem kein Berg, keine Stadt, nicht einmal eine windschiefe Hütte, erst recht keine jubelnde Menge auf einen wartet, sondern ein Nichts, ein Abstraktum, das man bloß mit aufwändigen Messungen feststellen kann und das sich noch dazu auf einer Fläche befindet, die ständig in Bewegung ist: der geographische Nordpol. Einer dieser Pioniere war der Amerikaner Robert E. Peary, der 1908 zum wiederholten Male eine Tour de force startet, um endlich den ersehnten Flecken im Nirgendwo zu erreichen. Sein packender Bericht über seine letzte Nordpolexpedition liegt mit diesem Buch nun in einer zeitgemäßen Ausgabe vor.