Schooling, Society and Inclusive Education An Afrocentric Perspective

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  • Copyright: 2014-11-30
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press

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The book discusses the interrelated dynamics of schooling, society and inclusive education, focussing on the knowledge and skills Teacher Education students need to make sense of their professional and social environment and to engage with the realities of schooling in South Africa and Africa.

The book comprises three parts of 17 chapters. Part one looks at various theories in education and their applications to teaching and learning in the context of oriental and indigenous theories in education. Theories are presented in such a way as to enable students to understand, as well as to know how to apply theories to their everyday classroom experience.

Part two of this book focusses on the child and environmental dynamics. At the end of the readings in this part, students should be able to discuss the theory on which the ecology of the child is based; explain the various layers of the theory; explain the interconnectedness of the home, school and society in the overall ecology of the child; apply the experiences gained from this unit to your everyday dealings with your pupils; and understand the implications of this theory to the overall development and wellbeing of the child.

The final part of the book looks at the concept of Education for All. In this section, problems and prospects of barriers to formal learning are explored, as well as focussing on educating children with disabilities. The last chapter takes a more interactive approach to understanding the dynamics of Education for All and Inclusive Education.

Author Biography

C I O Okeke, ,M van Wyk, ,N Phasha, ,Chinedu I. O Okeke, Senior Lecturer, School of General and Continuing Education [SGCE], Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare,N A Boaduo, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Education, School of Continuing Professional Teacher Development, Walter Sisulu University, Mthatha Campus,M Mukwambo, Science/Mathematics Education Lecturer, Faculty of Education, University of Namibia,K M Ngcoza, Senior Lecturer, Science Education, Faculty of Education, Rhodes University,C. Chikunda, Manager, Professional Development Centre, Faculty of Education, Rhodes University,M M van Wyk, Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, School of Teacher Education, College of Education, University of South Africa,N Sotuku, Lecturer, University of Fort Hare,N S Duku, Academic, Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare,R Tabane, Educational psychologist/Senior lecturer, University of South Africa,V Mncube, NRF Rated Researcher/Pro

Chinedu I. O. Okeke (author and editor) is Senior Lecturer in the School of General and Continuing Education [SGCE], Faculty of Education, University of Fort Hare.

Table of Contents

1 Meaning and Practice of Educational Theory, Chinedu I. O. Okeke
2 Theory Development and Professional Practice: An Introspective Analysis, Nana Adu-Pipim Boaduo
3 Africanisation, Ubuntu and Indigenous Knowledge System: A Learner-Centred Approach, M.B. Mukwambo, K. M. Ngcoza & C. Chikunda
4 Towards an Afrocentric - Indigenous Pedagogy, Micheal M van Wyk
5 Indigenous African Theories, Namhla Sotuku & Stunky Duku
6 Ecological Model of Human Development, Ramodungoane Tabane
7 Violence in Schools, Clive Harber & Vusi Mncube
8 Violence in Schools: Cyber Bullying and Awareness Initiatives in South Africa, Ellen Lombard
9 Violence in Botswana Schools, Pedzani Perci Monyatsi
10 Education and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Critical Review, C. W. S. Sukati & T. M. Dlamini
11 Poverty in South Africa, N.J. Rulumeni-Ntlombeni
12 Inclusion: The Journey So Far, Nareadi T. Phasha
13 Barriers to Formal Learning in Africa, Moshweu S. Mampe
14 From Persecution to Empowerment: The Breaking Down of Cultural Barriers to Education of Children with Disabilities, Kofi Poku Quan-Baffour & Thomas Jerome Yeboah
15 Language as a Barrier towards Inclusion in South African Higher Education, Juliet Ramohai
16 Inclusive Education, Joseph Tchatchoueng & Gregory H. Kamwendo
17 Education for All and Inclusive Education, Melanie Drake
Epilogue: Van Wyk, Phasha & Okeke

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