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Education, Communication and Democracy in Africa
A Democratic Pedagogy for the Future

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ISBN 9780367646110
January 9, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
272 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This innovative volume critically examines the intersection between democracy, education and communication in African educational domains. Providing a platform for multidisciplinary research, it advances scholarship in democratic citizenship education in African higher education through methodological and theoretical innovation.

The book discusses the extent to which explicit or subtle communication frameworks that underlie policymaking, institutional culture, teaching and learning experiences in African higher education significantly engender democratic mind habits and practices in students as citizens. Chapters in the book examine how communication frameworks in pedagogy ought to navigate power imbalances between students on the one hand and the institution and academics on the other. The book also examines how (dis)empowering higher education policies are and whether they contribute to democratic equality.

This book will be of great interest to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of education, democratic citizenship education, communication, and African studies.

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction

Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Victor Chikaipa and Anthony Mavuto Gunde

PART 1: Pedagogy for equality

2. No ubuntu here: Monologic addressivity in Malawian higher education

Geoffrey Wisdom Nsanja

3. Towards communication for equality: Reconfiguring pedagogical relations in teacher education

Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Anthony Mavuto Gunde and Victor Chikaipa

4. Legal education pedagogy: A policy perspective plea to sub-Saharan African legal scholarship

Steven William Kayuni

5. Schools as sites for cultivating democratic citizens: Communication through learner voice in Malawian secondary schools

Peter Namphande

6. The impacts of multi-lingual educational approach in enhancing democratic values in multi-ethnic societies: The case of Ethiopia

Getahun Dana

7. "There is no english outside the classroom": A historical interrogation of the language of instruction policy in Tanzania 1961-2019

Hezron Romanus Kangalawe

Part 2: Communication for transformation

8. Examining the intersection of democracy, teacher education and ICT: Insights from Malawi

Foster Gondwe and Elias Mwakilama

9. A rhetorical analysis of affirmative action debate towards higher education access in Malawian democracy

Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Victor Chikaipa and Anthony Mavuto Gunde

10. Media education, democratisation and media capture at Malawi broadcasting corporation

Jimmy Kainja

PART 3: Educational communication and inclusion

11. Higher education, gender and the quest for democratic communication in sub-Saharan Africa: A feminist perspective

Edmore Mutekwe

12. The social psychology of disability in higher education: Examining the experiential dimension of disablement in Malawi

Edister S. Jamu, Tilinao Lamba and Wezi Mhango

13. Re-imagining discourses of disability at higher education institutions in democratic Malawi

Victor Chikaipa, John A. Chirwa, Chikumbutso H. Manthalu and Anthony M. Gunde

14. Citizenship education, democracy and communicative practices in Zimbabwe: Towards a Habermasian framework for civic learning in teacher education

Nathan Moyo and Snodia Magudu

15. Dismantling structures of dehumanisation in Nigeria’s education system: Lessons from African traditional education and communication

John S. Sanni

16. Mission education and its impact on the construction of African social identities in colonial Malawi (1875-1935)

Dorothy Tembo

17. Conclusion: Concretizing democratic deliberation through education

Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Victor Chikaipa and Anthony Mavuto Gunde

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Chikumbutso Manthalu is a Senior Lecturer in Philosophy of Education and History of Educational Thought in the Education Foundations Department, School of Education at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Victor Chikaipa is a Senior Lecturer in Socio-Cultural Linguistics, Digital Media and Political Communication in the Department of African Languages and Linguistics at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.

Anthony Mavuto Gunde is a Research Fellow in the Department of Journalism at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is also a Senior Lecturer in Media, Communication and Cultural Studies at Chancellor College, University of Malawi.