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Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices

Giving Space to African Voices

Rights in Local Languages and Local Curriculum

Editors: Babaci-Wilhite, Zehlia (Ed.)

  • The most significant contribution of this book form a solid basis in demonstrating the links between local languages, local curriculum, quality learning and rights in education in the South for social justice and a better world.

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This book sets out to bring voices of the South to the debate on localization of education and makes the case that it should be considered a right in education. Despite all the scientifically-based evidence on the improved quality of education through the use of a local language and local knowledge, English as a language of instruction and “Western” knowledge based curriculum continue to be used at all educational levels in many developing nations. This means that in many African countries, the goal of rights to education is becoming increasingly remote, let alone that of rights in education. With this understanding and with the awareness of the education challenges of millions of children throughout Africa, the authors argue that local curriculum through local languages needs to be valued and to be preserved, and that children need to be prepared for the world in a language that promotes understanding. The authors make a clear case that policy makers are in a position to work towards a quality education for all as part of a more comprehensive right-based approach. We owe it to the children of the South to offer the best quality education possible in order to achieve social justice.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Localization of Instruction as a Right in Education

    Babaci-Wilhite, Zehlia (et al.)

    Pages 3-19

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  • Language, Learning, and Education for All in Africa1

    Mchombo, Sam

    Pages 21-47

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  • Voices in Development Struggles in the South

    Ishumi, Abel G.

    Pages 49-65

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  • Shaping Muslim Curriculum in Kenya

    Alidou, Ousseina

    Pages 67-82

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  • Rights to Quality Education

    Amin, Samir

    Pages 85-92

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Buy this book

eBook 41,65 €
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  • ISBN 978-94-6209-734-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Giving Space to African Voices
Book Subtitle
Rights in Local Languages and Local Curriculum
Editors
  • Zehlia Babaci-Wilhite
Series Title
Comparative and International Education: A Diversity of Voices
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Sense Publishers
Copyright Holder
SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands
eBook ISBN
978-94-6209-734-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-6209-734-6
Series ISSN
2214-9880
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 218
Topics