Education, Indigenous Knowledges, and Development in the Global South: Contesting Knowledges for a Sustainable Future

1st Edition

Anders Breidlid

Routledge
Published August 24, 2012
Reference - 244 Pages - 5 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780415629881 - CAT# Y139119
Series: Routledge Research in Education

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Summary

The book's focus is the hegemonic role of so-called modernist, Western epistemology that spread in the wake of colonialism and the capitalist economic system, and its exclusion and othering of other epistemologies.

Through a series of case studies the book discusses how the domination of Western epistemology has had a major impact on the epistemological foundation of the education systems across the globe. The book queries the sustainability of hegemonic epistemology both in the classrooms in the global South as well as in the face of the imminent ecological challenges of our common earth, and discusses whether indigenous knowledge systems would better serve the pupils in the global South and help promote sustainable development.

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