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Perspectives on Education in Africa


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The African continent is at a crucial moment in its history. Conflicts, political disappointments, developmental difficulties and poverty issues are well disseminated by the international media, but it also has a promising demography and hopeful economic growth. Education is at the heart of the challenges facing the continent, and research into Africa’s 21st century potential is of increasing interest to international scholars and policymakers alike.

This series aims to examine institutions regarded as fundamental in helping African countries face major challenges across the Continent. It seeks to offer tools for analysing, understanding and decision-making concerning contemporary issues of education in Africa. Believing that perspectives should not be observed, analysed and strategized from outside, the series draws on local knowledge and experience, promoting interaction between African and non-African scholars in order to explore the implications for the future, and the ways in which education in Africa can be enhanced, influenced and developed.

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Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa Regional and Continental Perspectives

Quality Assurance in Higher Education in Eastern and Southern Africa: Regional and Continental Perspectives

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Peter Neema-Abooki
August 13, 2021

This book examines the critical aspect of quality assurance maintenance of competitive-standards in African Higher Education. Exploring both the micro and macro levels of continental African higher education regulatory authorities, the book analyses different institutional, regional and national ...

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

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

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Chikumbutso Herbert Manthalu, Victor Chikaipa, Anthony Mavuto Gunde
July 23, 2021

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 ...

A Hidden History of Youth Development in South Africa Learning in Transition

A Hidden History of Youth Development in South Africa: Learning in Transition

1st Edition

By Margaret Perrow
March 16, 2021

Drawing on two decades of interviews and ethnographic fieldwork (1998–2018), this book presents a unique and multi-faceted history of youth development in South Africa through the lens of a South African non-governmental organization (NGO) prominent in youth development from the mid-1980s until ...

Religious Education in Malawi and Ghana Perspectives on Religious Misrepresentation and Misclusion

Religious Education in Malawi and Ghana: Perspectives on Religious Misrepresentation and Misclusion

1st Edition

By Yonah H Matemba, Richardson Addai-Mununkum
March 16, 2021

Religious Education in Malawi and Ghana contributes to the literature on opportunities and complexities of inclusive approaches to Religious Education (RE). It analyses how RE in Malawi and Ghana engages with religious pluralisation and provides a compelling case for the need to re-evaluate current...

Embedding Social Justice in Teacher Education and Development in Africa

Embedding Social Justice in Teacher Education and Development in Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Carmel McNaught, Sarah Gravett
February 16, 2021

This book explores the plethora of social-justice issues facing teacher education and development in Africa. Using both theoretical and empirical perspectives, it considers the need for teacher education to be transformational and address conventional pedagogy as well as the rights and duties of ...

Schools and National Identities in French-speaking Africa Political Choices, Means of Transmission and Appropriation

Schools and National Identities in French-speaking Africa: Political Choices, Means of Transmission and Appropriation

1st Edition

Edited By Linda Gardelle, Camille Jacob
November 26, 2020

Schools and National Identities in French-speaking Africa showcases cutting-edge research to provide a renewed understanding of the role of schools in producing and reproducing national identities. Using individual case studies and comparative frameworks, it presents diverse empirical and ...

Glimpses into Primary School Teacher Education in South Africa

Glimpses into Primary School Teacher Education in South Africa

1st Edition

Edited By Sarah Gravett, Elizabeth Henning
November 06, 2020

This book explores the current landscape of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in primary schools in South Africa. Considering recent policy directives and initiatives, it highlights the dilemmas of ITE for the primary school and gives a thorough account of innovations and initiatives to improve ITE. ...

School Science Practical Work in Africa Experiences and Challenges

School Science Practical Work in Africa: Experiences and Challenges

1st Edition

Edited By Umesh Ramnarain
July 10, 2020

School Science Practical Work in Africa presents the scope of research and practice of science practical work in African schools. It brings together prominent science educators and researchers from Africa to share their experience and findings on pedagogical innovations and research-informed ...

Educational Assessment in a Time of Reform Standards and Standard Setting for Excellence in Education

Educational Assessment in a Time of Reform: Standards and Standard Setting for Excellence in Education

1st Edition

By Coert Loock, Vanessa Scherman
November 21, 2019

Educational Assessment in a Time of Reform provides background information on large-scale examination systems more generally and the South African examination specifically. It traces the reforms in the education system of South Africa since 1994 and provides a description of the advances in modern ...

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