Barbara O’Toole, Ebun Joseph, David Nyaluke
December 20, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 216 Pages
ISBN 9781138607576 - CAT# K388741
Series: Routledge Research in Education
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This book challenges educational discourse in relation to teaching about Africa at all levels of the education system in the Global North, with a specific case study focus in the Republic of Ireland. The book provides an interrogation of the proliferation of negative imagery of African people and African countries, and the impact of this on the attitudes and perceptions of children and young people. It explores how predominantly negative stereotyping can be challenged in classrooms through an educational approach grounded in principles of solidarity, interdependence and social justice.
The book focuses on the premise that existing educational narratives about the African continent and African people are rooted in a preponderance of racialised perceptions: an ‘impoverished’ continent dependent on the ‘benevolence’ of the North. The cycle of negativity engendered as a result of such portrayals cannot be broken until educators engage with these matters and bring critical and inquiry-based pedagogies into classrooms. Insights into three key pedagogical areas are provided - active unlearning, translating critical thinking into meaningful action, and developing a race consciousness.
This book will appeal to academics, researchers and post-graduate students in the fields of education and teacher education. It will be of interest to those involved in youth work, as well as intercultural and global citizenship youth trainers.
Part 1: Setting the Context
Chapter 1: Approaching Critical Pedagogies in Education. Barbara O’Toole, David Nyaluke, and Ebun Joseph
Chapter 2: Learning about Africa and Global Justice: The Contribution of Trade Justice Education in Schools and Universities. Conall O’Caoimh and David Nyaluke
Part 2: Pedagogical Perspectives
Chapter 3: ‘Unlearning’ in Global Justice Education. Barbara O'Toole
Chapter 4: Africa as Pedagogical Playground: Problematising Sending Programmes for Teachers. Aoife Titley
Chapter 5: Teachers’ Experiences of Global Justice Education through the Lens of Trade. Elaine Haverty, Paula Murphy, Laura O’Shaughnessy, Lisa-Maria Whiston and Barbara O’Toole
Chapter 6: Representations of Africa: Irish NGOs, Media and Educational Resources. Oluromade (Rom) Olusa and Cecelia Gavigan
Chapter 7: Translating Critical Thinking into Meaningful Action. Sandra Austin
Part 3: Intersectionalities: Knowledge Justice, Race, and Education
Chapter 8: Knowledge Justice as Global Justice: Epistemicide, Decolonising the University and the Struggle for Planetary Survival. Alice Feldman
Chapter 9: Making Sense of Race in Global Justice Education: Insights from a Racial Stratification Project in Ireland. Ebun Joseph
Chapter 10: Transformative Learning: The Future of Critical Education. Barbara O’Toole, Ebun Joseph and David Nyaluke