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1st Edition

Pan-African Education
A Must for the African Union

ISBN 9780367340926
Published September 1, 2020 by Routledge
292 Pages

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Book Description

This book makes a critical contribution to the study of pan-Africanism and the education of African people for continental African citizenship. It is a unique endeavor in that it intersects the social history of pan-Africanism and the education of African people at a 'global' level and provides reflections from a multidisciplinary perspective on the urgency for continental pan-Africanism educational system in order to produce a more renascent African for the twenty-first century.

Arguing that Pan-African Education is a mass-based educational system that will ‘craft’ a pan-African African personality, John Marah calls for integrated African school systems and curriculum changes conducive to larger social integration and institutionalized pan-African educational processes. The establishments of pan-African Teachers Colleges; intensive language institutes; pan-African literature courses; the training of African military and police forces; the use of music, sports, media and other extra-curricular activities (the hidden curriculum), etc.; are viewed as essential aspects in the socialization of a pan-African character or personality.

Pan-African Education is an essential read for students and scholars of Pan-Africanism, African and Africana Studies, and Black Studies.

Table of Contents

  1. An Introduction to Pan-African Education
  2. The Virtues and Challenges in Traditional African Education
  3. From the Temples of Egypt to Colonial Education in Africa
  4. African Nationalists on African Education
  5. Educational Adaptation and Pan-Africanism: Developmental Trends in Africa
  6. America and Africa: A Comparative Study in Educational Philosophy
  7. The Expediency of Pan-African Education
  8. The Saliency of Pan-African Education
  9. From Toussaint L’Ouverture to President Kwame Nkrumah: A Discourse on a Pan-African Vision
  10. Reflections on Pan-African Education and Pan-Africanism

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John Karefah Marah is a professor at The College at Brockport, State University of New York, USA.