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Education Across the African Diaspora New Opportunities, Emerging Orientations, and Future Outcomes

    This book examines the opportunities, orientations and outcomes that shape education for Black people across time, place and space throughout the African diaspora. It bridges gaps in education studies and African diaspora studies, noting the connections between these two formative fields as central to a fuller understanding of the history and futurity of African descendants around the world.

    The chapters in this volume showcase the work of scholars across disciplinary boundaries, national contexts, and methodological expertise, all of whom are deeply concerned with education for Black children, young people and adults from critical perspectives. Crucially, this volume explores the social, political, psychic, and material dimensions of education for Black people within the African diaspora as already part of a larger global phenomenon—linking the national and the international, the local and the global for a more comprehensive understanding of the past, present and future of education for people of African descent around the world.

    Education Across the African Diaspora will be a key resource for scholars and researchers of education studies, African diaspora studies, education history, African studies, black studies, ethnic studies and sociology. This book was originally published as a special issue of Peabody Journal of Education.

    Introduction—The Power of Education Across the African Diaspora: Exploring New Solutions for Old Problems

    Derron Wallace, Kassie Freeman, Ernest Morrell, and Henry Levin


    1. Education Across the African Diaspora, 1500–2020

    Patrick Manning


    2. Understanding the Afro-Ecuadorian Educational Experience: Anti-Blackness, Schooling, and the Nation

    Ethan Johnson


    3. Slavery in Secondary History Textbooks from the United States and Brazil

    Nafees M. Khan


    4. Twice as Hard to Get Half as Far? Differences in Sheepskin Effects Between Afro-Colombian and Non-Afro-Colombian Women

    Blanca Zuluaga, Marianella Ortiz, and Aurora Vergara-Figueroa


    5. Affirming Methodologies in Two African Diasporic Contexts: The Sharing of Knowledge Through Liming and Ole Talk Among Caribbean Islanders in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Practice of Sharing with Sydney-Based Africans

    Camille Nakhid and Claire Farrugia


    6. From Ethnic Minorities to Black Majorities: The Challenges and Dilemmas of Attempting to Decolonize the British Higher Education System

    William Ackah


    7. “I Would Have Become Wallpaper Had Racism Had Its Way”: Black Female Professors, Racial Battle Fatigue, and Strategies for Surviving Higher Education

    Nicola Rollock


    8. Your Story Will Forever Float as Memory: Afrodiasporic Cultural Production and Activism in Black Canada

    Emmanuel Tabi



    8. Your Story Will Forever Float as Memory: Afrodiasporic Cultural Production and Activism in Black Canada

    Emmanuel Tabi


    Derron Wallace is Associate Professor of Sociology, Education and (by courtesy) African and African American Studies at Brandeis University, USA. He is also a Research Fellow the Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity and the University of Manchester, England.

    Kassie Freeman is Founding President and CEO of the African Diaspora Consortium and Senior Research Fellow, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA.

    Ernest Morrell is Professor of English and Africana Studies, Director of the Center for Literacy Education, and Associate Dean of Humanities at the University of Notre Dame, USA.

    Henry Levin is William H. Kilpatrick Professor of Economics and Education, Columbia University and David Jacks Professor of Higher Education and Economics, Emeritus, Stanford University, USA.