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Challenging Perceptions of Africa in Schools: Critical Approaches to Global Justice Education

Challenging Perceptions of Africa in Schools: Critical Approaches to Global Justice Education (Hardback)

Edited by O'Toole, Barbara
Edited by Joseph, Ebun
Edited by Nyaluke, David

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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 A...frican 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.
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ISBN 9781138607576
Released NZ 25 Dec 2019
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format Hardback
Series Routledge Research in Education
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ISBN-13 9781138607576
Stock Available
Status Pre-order title, release date has been delayed
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Imprint Routledge
Released 25 Dec 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by O'Toole, Barbara
Edited by Joseph, Ebun
Edited by Nyaluke, David
Series Routledge Research in Education
Category Philosophy Of Education
Organization & Management Of Education
Primary / Junior Schools
Teacher Training
Number of Pages 200
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 234mm
Dewey Code 960.071/0417
Weight 567g
Interest Age 19+ years
Reading Age 19+ years
Library of Congress Social justice - Case studies - Study and teaching - Ireland, Social justice - Study and teaching, Study skills, EDUCATION / General, Africa - Case studies - Study and teaching - Ireland
NBS Text Education & Teaching
ONIX Text College/higher education

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