Decolonising higher education in Africa : arriving at a glocal solution

Show simple item record Mampane, Motlalepule Ruth Omidire, Margaret Funke Aluko, Folake Ruth 2019-07-12T09:31:12Z 2019-07-12T09:31:12Z 2018-11
dc.description.abstract The recent student unrest in South African public higher education institutions highlighted the call for the decolonisation of education across post-colonial countries. This research explored the construct of the “decolonisation of education” through the lens of students of different nationalities across Africa, their perspectives on approaches to the actualisation of a decolonised curriculum, and the applicability of technology in education. Qualitative research methods and the Transformative Learning Theory were employed. Findings show that decolonising education for students means addressing past injustices and marginalisation by valuing and leveraging indigenous languages and culture, while incorporating relevant and cost-effective technology. The authors recommend that decolonisation ought to involve glocal initiatives from the perspectives of young people, where education is foregrounded in indigenous knowledge and integrated international worldviews. en_ZA
dc.description.department Educational Psychology en_ZA
dc.description.department Unit for Distance Education
dc.description.librarian am2019 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Mampane, R.M., Omidire, M.F. & Aluko, F.R. 2018, 'Decolonising higher education in Africa : arriving at a glocal solution', South African Journal of Education, vol. 38, no. 4, art. #1636, pp. 1-9. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0256-0100 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 2076-3433 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.15700/saje.v38n4a1636
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Education Association of South Africa en_ZA
dc.rights © 2019, South African Journal of Education. Published under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence. en_ZA
dc.subject Culture en_ZA
dc.subject Decolonising education en_ZA
dc.subject Discourse en_ZA
dc.subject Glocal en_ZA
dc.subject Indigenous knowledge en_ZA
dc.subject Langauge en_ZA
dc.subject Technology en_ZA
dc.subject Transformative learning theory en_ZA
dc.title Decolonising higher education in Africa : arriving at a glocal solution en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA

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