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Are we there yet? Theorizing a Decolonizing Science Education for Development in Africa

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Abstract

The debate regarding the relationship between science and development, and the role of indigenous knowledges in Africa is very controversial. Arguments for or against the use of indigenous knowledge in science or regarding indigenous sciences are informed by what is perceived as the appropriateness or inappropriateness of indigenous perspectives and epistemologies in science education and development.

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Science Education Indigenous Knowledge Science Curriculum Western Science African Philosophy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Contemporary Studies and Children’s Education and DevelopmentWilfrid Laurier University (Brantford Campus)Canada

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