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Educational Theories and Practices from the Majority World

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December 2008 | 412 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
This work provides a healthy, comprehensive counterpoint to the ethnocentrism engrained in the widespread belief that scientific knowledge about education is typically Western. Stressing that the Western 'minority' perspective cannot hold true for the 'majority' of the world population situated outside Europe and North America, this edited volume explores traditional educational theories and practices developed in the majority world to study how they can improve modern schooling globally.

Educational Theories and Practices from the Majority World probes the elements of culturally appropriate, quality schooling for various indigenous people in India, the Pacific and the Americas. One of the sections dwells on how to synergise the systems used in modern schools with the ones used in non-Western formal schools linked to religious institutions, such as Koranic, Sanskrit, Buddhist and Vodoo schools. Another section delves into educational policy issues in the context of globalization.

This compilation brings together difficult-to-access theories and research by contributors from Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, and South America. It is an invaluable resource for policy makers in Education and for students, researchers and academicians studying Education and Anthropology.

Pierre R Dasen and Abdeljalil Akkari
Introduction: Ethnocentrism in Education and How to Overcome it
 
I: INFORMAL AND "INDIGENOUS" EDUCATION
Pierre R Dasen
Informal Education and Learning Processes
A Bame Nsamenang, Pascaline J Fai, Gladys N Ngoran, Mairama Y Ngeh, Fedelis W Forsuh, Eunice W Adzemye and Glory N Lum
Ethnotheories of Developmental Learning in the Western Grassfields of Cameroon
Robert Serpell
Participatory Appropriation and the Cultivation of Nurturance: A Case Study of African Primary Health Science Curriculum Development
John D Herzog
Situated Learning and Compagnonnage Formation: Implications for the Education Systems of Poor (and Rich) Nations
 
II: CULTURALLY APPROPRIATE SCHOOLING FOR ABORIGINAL PEOPLE
George Robert Teasdale
Curriculum Localization: A View from the South
Ramesh C Mishra
Education of Tribal Children in India
Marie Battiste
The Decolonization of Aboriginal Education: Dialogue, Reflection, and Action in Canada
Anahy Gajardo, Giovanni Carrarini, Jose Marin and Pierre R Dasen
Issues and Challenges for Intercultural and Bilingual Education (IBE) in Latin America
 
III: EDUCATION AND RELIGION
Abdeljalil Akkari
Socialization, Learning and Basic Education in Islamic Contexts
Ramesh C Mishra and Aparna Vajpayee
Sanskrit Schooling in India
Marie Anne Broyon
Sanskrit Schools in Varanasi between Traditions and Transition
Nilima Changkakoti and Marie Anne Broyon
Buddhist Education as a Challenge to Modern Schooling
Adjignon Debora Gladys Hounkpe
Education in Voodoo Convents in Benin
 
IV: GLOBAL POLITICAL ISSUES
Abdeljalil Akkari and Peri Mesquida
Paulo Freire: Building a Multicultural Pedagogy for Silenced Voices
Jose Marin
Globalization, Education and Cultural Diversity
Abdeljalil Akkari and Pierre R Dasen
The Globalization of Schooling: Major Trends and Issues in the South and the North
 
Index

Educational Theories and Practices from the majority world is a scholarly publication…Several chapters and case studies in the book are written in a simple and lucid style which a layperson interested in educational practices around the world can understand and relate to. Well researched and referenced by all the contributors, and with a coherent flow, it is compulsory reading for scholars and post-graduate students in education; and must-hold for any library in an academic setting.

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