African Education and Globalization: Critical Perspectives

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Lexington Books, 2006 - Education - 214 pages
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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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Contents

African Education and Globalization An Introduction
1
Culture of Education Social Development and Globalization Historical and Current Analyses of Africa
13
Critical Perspectives on Higher Education and Globalization in Africa
31
Indigenous Knowledges and Globalization An African Perspective
53
Higher Education for Africas Women Prospects and Challenges
79
Globalization Information Technologies and Higher Education in Africa Implications of the Market Agenda
93
The Contested Politics of Education in Ethiopia Leadership Vacuity MassNational Alienation Ethnic Atomization and Resistance
117
Economic Restructuring and Education in Ghana
135
International Financial Institutions and Education in South Africa A Critical Discussion
151
Swaziland Toward an Effective Education for Global Citizenship
165
Continuity or Discontinuity in Educational Equity Contradictions in Structural Adjustment Programs in Zimbabwe
187
List of Contributors
211
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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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