Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries

Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries

Patrick Ngulube (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Release Date: September, 2016|Copyright: © 2017 |Pages: 462
ISBN13: 9781522508380|ISBN10: 1522508384|EISBN13: 9781522508397|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-0838-0

Description

Knowledge systems are an essential aspect to the preservation of a community’s culture. In developing countries, this community-based knowledge has significant influence on such things as decision making and problem solving.

The Handbook of Research on Social, Cultural, and Educational Considerations of Indigenous Knowledge in Developing Countries is an authoritative reference source for the latest scholarly research on the importance of knowledge and value systems at the community level and ways indigenous people utilize this information. Highlighting impacts on culture and education in developing nations, this book is ideally designed for researchers, academicians, policy makers, students, and professionals interested in contemporary debates on indigenous knowledge systems.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Ethical Considerations
  • Ethnicity and Identity
  • Female Empowerment
  • Food Preservation
  • Intergenerational Cultural Transfer
  • Library Science Education
  • University Curriculum

Reviews and Testimonials

Contributors from a wide range of disciplines related to human services explore the preservation and use of indigenous knowledge in poor counties. Among their topics are indigenous knowledge exclusion in education systems of Africa; the impact of becoming an African, an indigenous perspective on technology education; communities of practice and indigenous knowledge: a case study of empowering women in processing shea butter using scientific animations; applying indigenous knowledge in agricultural extension in Zimbabwe; and tackling the preservation of African tales in the technological era: Ghana's legends.

– Protoview Reviews

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Patrick Ngulube (PhD) is a professor in the Department of Interdisciplinary Research and Postgraduate Studies at the University of South Africa (UNISA). He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of KwaZulu-Natal and Visiting Professor at the National University of Science and Technology, Zimbabwe. His research interests include research design and methodology, indigenous knowledge systems, knowledge management, records management, application of information and communication technologies, e-government, and the preservation of access to information. He has published a number of articles in scientific journals on various subjects including field methods and indigenous knowledge systems. He is National Research Foundation of South Africa rated researcher.

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