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  1. ASINAMALI - University Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa

    ASINAMALI - University Struggles in Post-Apartheid South Africa

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    Asinamali marks CAFA's first enquiry into academic freedom in post-apartheid South Africa. Asinamali means 'We have no money' and is a phrase that was often sung in the struggles against apartheid. A key demand of the struggles against apartheid was, in the famous words of the Freedom Charter adopted at the Congress of the People in 1955, that 'The Doors of Learning and Culture Shall be Opened". But in the ten years since the end of apartheid the South African university system has been rapidly commodified with the result that students who are poor are increasingly being excluded from university education, often at gunpoint, and research and teaching are once again being organized in the interests of elites. But the commodification of education in post-apartheid South Africa has been vigorously contested by student struggles. Thus the old language of resistance is back on South African campuses. more
  2. BEFORE BROWN, BEYOND BOUNDARIES: Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education
    The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) decided to challenge segregation in schools and took the Brown cases to the Supreme Court. After combining the five cases in one large case, the Supreme Court ruled that segregated schools were illegal. Speaking on behalf of the Supreme Court, Chief Justice Earl Warren found that “in the field of public education the doctrine of ‘separate but equal’ had no place. Separate education facilities are inherently unequal.” Brown v Board of Education signaled the end of the legality of segregation. more
  3. HIGHER EDUCATION IN POSTCOLONIAL AFRICA - Paradigms of Development, Decline and Dilemmas
    Few regions of the world can boast of having the same level of potential and natural endowments as Africa. Yet, it is a tragic irony that the continent is incontestably the most unsuccessful in providing the human and capital resources to sustain itself. It is thus a reasonable intellectual quest to query the intrinsic and foreign factors that account for the illusiveness of success in this realm. It seems, then, that the most logical social institution to turn to at such a time as this is education, most especially higher education. This book, Higher Education in Postcolonial Africa: Paradigms of Development, Decline and Dilemmas is thus a response to such an enigmatic paradox.
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  4. MAKARERE - Becoming and African University

    MAKARERE - Becoming and African University

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    As one of the first comprehensive look at an African university, this book tells the story of Makerere’s colonial beginnings, its efflorescence during the 1950s and 1960s, its calamitous decline during nearly two decades of tyranny and civil war, and its resurgence following the restoration of peace and relative stability. Throughout this history, Makerere has grappled with the fundamental question asked in this book: how to create a truly African university in an increasingly globalized world.



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  5. MULTILINGUALISM - A Nigerian Case Study

    MULTILINGUALISM - A Nigerian Case Study

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    This book will provide further and deeper insight into the Nigerian socio-linguistic situation and its lessons or implications for other multilingual settings, especially with respect to the management of language as a social resource. As a handy, insightful and appropriate example of the African sociolinguistic situation in particular, and multilingual contexts in general, it could be used as a textbook on multilingualism both within and outside Nigeria. more
  6. SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA - The Case of Ghana

    SCHOOLING AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA - The Case of Ghana

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    “In this extensively researched and thoughtful study, Dei raises fundamental questions about the state of education in contemporary Ghana that has relevance for many other countries in Africa and the global South. He interrogates not only the political and pedagogical impact of the educational policy reforms inspired by structural adjustment programs and globalization more generally, but also their philosophical, cultural, and even spiritual implications for the educational institutions themselves..." -Paul Tiyambe Zeleza more
  7. TIME IS TIGHT - Urgent Tasks for Educational Transformation—Eritrea, South Africa, and the U.S.
    "Time Is Tight" is an important piece of literature for educators all over the world. If education is to produce a new generation of empowered people, then we need to support literature such as presented in this inspiring book.
    -Ela Gandhi, South African Member of Parliament (ANC), from the Foreword
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  8. VOICES FROM THE CONTINENT, VOL I - A Curriculum Guide to Selected West African Literature
    Voices from the Continent will be a useful resource for college professors and teachers of English and social studies on the high school level who seek to diversify the standard curriculum by introducing students to modern African literature written or translated into English. more
  9. VOICES FROM THE CONTINENT, Vol. 3 - A Curriculum Guide to Selected Southern African Literature
    This curriculum guide provides anthropological and historical research as well as literary criticism on six narratives from Southern Africa: Nervous Conditions by Tsitsi Dangarembga, When Rain Clouds Gather by Bessie Head, Fools and Other Stories by Njabulo Ndebele, Six Feet of the Country by Nadine Gormider, and Mother to Mother by Sindiwe Magona. The background and critical materials are integrated into well-developed lesson plans, which include reproducible student handouts, teacher resources, and reading resources. more
  10. AFRICA AND THE ACADEMY - Challenging Hegemonic Discourses on Africa

    AFRICA AND THE ACADEMY - Challenging Hegemonic Discourses on Africa

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    Five contributors, including the editor, posit alternative modes of explanation, some of which are explored further in the critique of several world history textbooks and their misconceptions and false assumptions, as well as a review of the Europocentric-Afrocentric debate of the 1990s. Other major topics addressed here are the historical writings on the Atlantic slave trade, reformist feminist evangelism, and the various forces involved in the development of Africanist theories and models. more

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