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African Science Education

Gendering Indigenous Knowledge in Nigeria, 1st Edition

Edited by Jamaine Abidogun


218 pages | 26 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-03-27
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Based on interrogation and review of historical and current cultural and indigenous knowledge combined with extensive curriculum and classroom analysis, this book identifies how indigenous science gender roles may be utilized to provide a more gender balanced and indigenous centered learning experience.

The book argues for the integration of African indigenous science into the secondary school curriculum as a way to strengthen students’ science comprehension by affirming their society’s science contributions, making clear connections between Indigenous and Western science, and also as a way to promote female representation in the sciences.

This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of science education, African education, and indigenous knowledge.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Introduction: African Science Education: Gendering Indigenous Knowledge in Nigeria – Jamaine Abidogun

Chapter 1: Where are the Girls? – Jamaine Abidogun

Chapter 2: Indigenous Knowledge: Its Role in Education – Steve Willis

Chapter 3: Igbo Indigenous Science: An Ethnobiologist Perspective – Fred Ozioko and Felix I. Nwafor

Chapter 4: Going to School: Nsukka Education Context – Nkiru Ohia and Jamaine Abidogun

Chapter 5: The Shalom Dream: Nigerian Based Education – Victoria Onu and Jamaine Abidogun

Chapter 6: Gendered Narratives – Sarah Nixon

Chapter 7: Integrating Indigenous Science and Technology into the Curriculum – Georgianna Saunders

Chapter 8: Creating Gender Parity: Igbo Women’s Indigenous Science Knowledge Practice – Winifred Nwaefido Obasi

Chapter 9: Conclusion: Gendering Science through Syncretic Education – Jamaine Abidogun

Appendix: Interview, Focus Group, and Journal Protocols


About the Editor

Jamaine Abidogun is Professor Emeritus of African and African-American Studies & Education at the Missouri State University, USA.

About the Series

Routledge Contemporary Africa

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Black Studies (Global)