ERIC Number: ED489712
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jan
African Education and Globalization: Critical Perspectives
Abdi, Ali A., Ed.; Puplampu, Korbla P., Ed.; Dei, George J. Sefa, Ed.
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
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. This book is divided into two sections. Section one presents the following chapters: (1) African Education and Globalization: An Introduction (Ali A. Abdi, Korbla P. Puplampu, and George J. Sefa Dei); (2) Culture of Education, Social Development, and Globalization: Historical and Current Analyses of Africa (Ali A. Abdi); (3) Critical Perspectives on Higher Education and Globalization in Africa (Korbla P. Puplampu); (4) Indigenous Knowledges and Globalization: An African Perspective (George J. Sefa Dei and Alireza Asgharszeh); (5) Higher Education for Africa's Women: Prospects and Challenges (Philomina E. Okeke); and (6) Globalization, Information Technologies, and Higher Education in Africa: Implications of the Market Agenda (Wisdom J. Tettey). Section two concludes the book with the final chapters: (7) The Contested Politics of Education in Ethiopia: Leadership Vacuity, Mass National Alienation, Ethnic Atomization, and Resistance (Mikeal Wossen-Taffesse); (8) Global Economic Restructuring and Education for Development in Ghana (Rose B. Folson); (9) The World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and Education in South Africa: A Critical Discussion (Nkosinathi Mkosi); (10) Swaziland: Towards an Effective Education for Global Citizenship (Kwamena Kwansah-Aidoo and Joyce M. Djokoto); and (11) Continuity or Discontinuity in Educational Equity: Contradictions in Structural Adjustment Programs in Zimbabwe (Edwars Shizha).
Descriptors: Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Cultural Influences, Socioeconomic Status, Case Studies, Educational History, Indigenous Knowledge, Womens Education, Politics of Education, Information Technology, Higher Education, Equal Education, Leadership
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Africa