Re-thinking Postcolonial Education in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century

Post-Millennium Development Goals

  • Edward Shizha
  • Ngoni Makuvaza

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ngoni Makuvaza, Edward Shizha
    Pages 1-11
  3. Post-Millennium Development Goals and New Paradigms for Education for Sub-Saharan Africa

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Chouaib El Bouhali, Grace John Rwiza
      Pages 15-31
  4. Relevance of Postcolonial Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Ngoni Makuvaza, Oswell Hapanyengwi-Chemhuru
      Pages 53-68
    3. Oswell Hapanyengwi-Chemhuru, Ngoni Makuvaza
      Pages 85-103
    4. Tawanda Runhare, Christopher Muvirimi
      Pages 105-124
  5. Languages in Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 125-125
    2. Desmond Ikenna Odugu
      Pages 127-140
  6. Funding Education in the Neoliberal Context

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Rajkumar Mestry, Pierre Du Plessis, Ololade Kazeem Shonubi
      Pages 161-181
  7. Developments in Higher Education

  8. Back Matter
    Pages 261-264

About this book


What have postcolonial Sub-Saharan African countries achieved in their education policies and programmes? How far have they contributed to successful attainment of the targeted 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on education? What were the constraints and barriers for developing an education system that appeals to the needs of the sub-region? Re-thinking Postcolonial Education in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century: Post-Millennium Development Goals is an attempt to demonstrate that Sub-Saharan Africa has the potential and capability to provide solutions to challenges facing its desire and ability to provide sustainable education to its people. To that end, the contributors are academics with an African vision attempting to come up with African home-grown perspectives to fill the gap created by the lapse of the MDGs as the guiding vision and framework for educational provision in Africa and beyond. The book seeks to articulate and address African issues from an informed as well as objective African perspective. The book is also intended to provide insights to scholars who are interested in studying and understanding the nature of postcolonial education in the Sub-Saharan African region. Given the objectives and themes of this book, it is intended for academic scholars, undergraduate and graduate students, human rights scholars, curriculum developers, college and university academics, teachers, education policy makers, international organisations, and local and international non-governmental organisations that are interested in African education policies and programmes. “Rethinking Postcolonial Education in Sub-Saharan Africa in the 21st Century provides contemporary reflections from multiple perspectives and re-positions the issue of education at the forefront of the debates on African development.” – Lamine Diallo, Associate Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada “The book is a welcome addition to discourses and analyses on education in sub-Saharan Africa with reference to a postcolonial critique and the Millennium Development Goals framework on education in Africa.” – Michael Tonderai Kariwo, PhD, Instructor and Research Fellow, University of Alberta, Canada


Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Postcolonial education Postcolonialism Re-thinking Sub-Saharan Africa

Editors and affiliations

  • Edward Shizha
    • 1
  • Ngoni Makuvaza
    • 2
  1. 1.Wilfrid Laurier UniversityBrantfordCanada
  2. 2.University of ZimbabweHarareSouth Africa

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