1st Edition

African Science Education Gendering Indigenous Knowledge in Nigeria

Edited By Jamaine Abidogun Copyright 2018
    218 Pages
    by Routledge

    218 Pages 26 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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

    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



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