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ERIC Number: EJ1149437
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2217-7337
Educational Development of Africa: Changing Perspectives on the Role of Indigenous Knowledge
Ukwuoma, Uju C.
Research in Pedagogy, v6 n1 p109-121 2016
Educators have called for the integration of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) into educational curricula particularly at the university level. However, little is known about the perspectives of university students regarding the role of AIK towards educational development. Thus, this study used survey and focus group discussions to examine the perceptions of 125 university undergraduates regarding the role of AIK in educational development in Africa. Findings indicated that AIK enthusiasts are perceived as knowledge-police and bullies propagating divisive scholarship. Approximately 25 percent of participants are not aware of what constitutes indigenous knowledge. The implications of these and other findings are discussed.
Preschool Teacher Training College "Mihailo Palov" and Serbian Academy of Education in Belgrade. Omladinski Trg 1, Vrsac, 26300 Serbia. Tel: +381-832517; Fax: +381-832517; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Botswana; Nigeria; Africa
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