Global Perspectives on Decolonizing Postgraduate Education

Global Perspectives on Decolonizing Postgraduate Education

Release Date: May, 2024|Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 339
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-1289-6
ISBN13: 9798369312896|ISBN13 Softcover: 9798369346457|EISBN13: 9798369312902
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Description & Coverage
Description:

A deep-seated issue persists in postgraduate education—one that threatens the relevance of academia in our diverse and evolving world. The problem at hand is the Western-centric nature of postgraduate education, where research paradigms, methodologies, and theoretical frameworks overwhelmingly reflect a Western worldview. This rigid adherence to Western ideologies has left indigenous communities on the periphery of academic discourse, denying them the opportunity to engage with their knowledge systems and practices. Despite the richness and prevalence of indigenous knowledge, the existing educational structure remains a barrier to their inclusion. This disconnect is not only an academic concern but also a societal one, as it hinders sustainable development and stifles the voices of indigenous scholars and students.

Global Perspectives on Decolonizing Postgraduate Education serves as a compelling solution to the problem at hand. It offers a comprehensive roadmap to decolonize postgraduate education, infusing it with indigenous approaches, paradigms, theories, and methods. Through critical examination and practical strategies, this book empowers academics, curriculum designers, and postgraduate students to embark on a transformative journey.

Through this book, readers will gain the tools and insights needed to critically assess Western-oriented postgraduate education. It inspires debates, fosters cultural empowerment, and elevates indigenous knowledge systems, making them an integral part of the academic landscape. By embracing the principles laid out in this book, we can bridge the gap between academia and Indigenous communities, creating a more inclusive and relevant educational environment. With this book as a guide, we can revolutionize postgraduate education, ensuring that it not only survives but thrives in the diverse world we inhabit.

Coverage:

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

  • Cultural Empowerment
  • Decolonization of Postgraduate Education
  • Diverse Educational Environment
  • Inclusive Academic Discourse
  • Indigenous Communities
  • Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Research Paradigms
  • Sustainable Development
  • Theoretical Frameworks
  • Transformative Journey
  • Western Ideologies
  • Western-Centric Nature
  • Worldview Perspectives
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Editor/Author Biographies
Mishack T Gumbo is a Research Professor and NRF C1 rated scholar in the Department of Science and Technology Education in the College of Education, University of South Africa. He is currently teaching at postgraduate level. He is leading a few research projects and participates in some led by his colleagues. He is mentoring developing academics in his College. His fields of interest in are Technology Education, Educational Technology and Distance Education, Indigenous Knowledge Systems, Multicultural Education. He has published articles and presented papers at national and international conferences in these fields. Mishack holds the following qualifications: PhD (Vista Univrsity), MEd (University of Johannesburg), MPhil (University of Pretoria), MEd Course Work (Universitof Maryland), BEd Hons (University of South Africa), BA (Vista University), UED (Vista University), ORT-International Cert. in Technology Education (ORT-Step institute).

Michael Gaotlhobogwe is currently affiliated with the University of Botswana.

Constantino Pedzisai is currently affiliated with Chinhoyi University of Technology in Zimbabwe.

Zingiswa Mybert Monica Jojo is a professor at Rhodes University in South Africa.

Christopher B. Knaus is affiliated with both the University of Washington and the University of South Africa.

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