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Elders’ Cultural Knowledges and the Question of Black/ African Indigeneity in Education

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  • Challenges epistemic dominance of Eurocentric paradigms in education

  • Provides a platform for integration/synthesis of different knowledge

  • Promotes the validity of indigenous cultural knowledge

Part of the book series: Critical Studies of Education (CSOE, volume 16)

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xi
  2. Introduction

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 1-36
  3. Articulating the Epistemic Challenge

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 37-49
  4. Colonial Education in the Canadian Context

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 51-77
  5. Responding to the Epistemic Challenge – A Decolonial Project

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 79-111
  6. Land as Indigenous Epistemology

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 113-126
  7. The Role of Elders and Their Cultural Knowledges in Schools

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 127-151
  8. Some Best Practices on Incorporating Elders into Schools

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 175-187
  9. The Challenges of Incorporating Elders into Schools

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 189-208
  10. Conclusion: Imagining New Indigenous Educational Futurities

    • George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger
    Pages 209-218
  11. Back Matter

    Pages 219-226

About this book

This book makes a strong case for the inclusion of Indigenous Elders’ cultural knowledge in the delivery of inclusive education for learners who are members of minority communities. It is relevant to curriculum developers, teachers, policy makers and institutions that engage in the education of Black, Indigenous, Latinx and other minority students. This book provides opportunities for exploring the decolonization of educational approaches. It promotes the synthesis of multiple types of knowledge and ways of knowing by making a case for the incorporation of Indigenous knowledges and Indigenous Elders as teachers in learning spaces. The book is of interest to educators, students, and researchers of Indigenous knowledge and decolonizing education. Additionally, it is important for educational policy makers, especially those engaged in looking for strategic solutions to bridging educational disparities and gaps for Indigenous, Black, Latinx and other minority learners.

Keywords

  • Indigenous Knowledges
  • Indigenous Elders
  • Cultural Knowledges
  • Decolonization
  • African and Black
  • Anti-Colonial Education
  • Schooling, Disengagement, Alienation
  • Educational Futurity

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja

  • University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

    Grace Erger

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Elders’ Cultural Knowledges and the Question of Black/ African Indigeneity in Education

  • Authors: George J. Sefa Dei, Wambui Karanja, Grace Erger

  • Series Title: Critical Studies of Education

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-84201-7

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-84200-0

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-84201-7

  • Series ISSN: 2543-0467

  • Series E-ISSN: 2543-0475

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XI, 226

  • Topics: Education, Sociology, Anthropology, History, Political Science

Buying options

eBook
USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-84201-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)