African Philosophy and the Decolonisation of Education in Africa: Some critical reflections

Educational Philosophy and Theory 44 (s2):37-55 (2012)
The liberation of Africa and its peoples from centuries of racially discriminatory colonial rule and domination has far-reaching implications for educational thought and practice. The transformation of educational discourse in Africa requires a philosophical framework that respects diversity, acknowledges lived experience and challenges the hegemony of Western forms of universal knowledge. In this article I reflect critically on whether African philosophy, as a system of African knowledge(s), can provide a useful philosophical framework for the construction of empowering knowledge that will enable communities in Africa to participate in their own educational development
Keywords decolonisation and education  African philosophy
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K. C. Anyanwu (1989). The Problem of Method in African Philosophy. In C. S. Momoh (ed.), The Substance of African Philosophy. African Philosophy Projects' Publications. 126.

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