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What is Decolonization

Democratization of Africa and Its Impact on the Global Economy
The process by which colonies become independent from their colonizing powers, often involving political, cultural, and economic shifts.
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Decolonizing the Developmental Agenda: A Prerequisite for African Democracy and Governance
Mohamad Zreik (Sun Yat-sen University, China)
Copyright: © 2024 |Pages: 17
DOI: 10.4018/979-8-3693-0477-8.ch008
Abstract
This chapter examines the colonial legacy, neo-colonial influences, and the fight for democratic government as root reasons of Africa's developmental issues. Institutional responses to these problems are examined, including the African Union (AU), the New Partnership for Africa's Development (NEPAD), and the African Peer Review. A decolonized perspective on development and political will are both emphasized. Relying on Walter Rodney's claims, this chapter stresses the significance of accountable governance, human rights, and civic engagement in addressing Africa's self-underdevelopment.
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Learning From Place: Developing a Relationship With the Land and Our Partners
Involves valuing and revitalizing Indigenous knowledge and approaches and weeding out settler biases or assumptions that have impacted Indigenous ways of being. For non-Indigenous people, decolonization is the process of examining your beliefs about Indigenous Peoples and culture by learning about yourself in relationship to the communities where you live and the people with whom you interact.
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An Indigenous Early Childhood Pedagogy
We need to acknowledge the colonial past and present and actively eliminate colonial practices from our schools, curricula and pedagogies.
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A Framework to Preserve Indigenous Archive Stories in South Africa
it is the process of redressing the past caused during the colonial period.
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Higher Education as Institution of Decolonization: Role of Quantitative Methods Pedagogy
The political and intellectual project of promoting the repatriation of land and ocean back to Indigenous peoples.
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The Power of Collaboration in Creating and Sustaining Anti-Racism Resource Guides: A Case Study From Binghamton University Libraries
This is the work of de-emphasizing the influence of colonial powers, particularly US-centric and Eurocentric influences, from our institutions, governments, arts, and culture in general. A large part of this work is amplifying the influence of those cultures muted by colonization.
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Aguirre, Caché, and Creating Anti-Colonialist Puzzles: A Normative Perspective
The processes through which the colonized entities (the individual or the state) go through a process of dismantling of colonial rule or discourses.
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Pedagogical Values in Online and Blended Learning Environments in Higher Education
Efforts to remove the punitive structures placed by a colonial power over Indigenous peoples and to mitigate the ill effects produced by these structures.
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Conflicts in the Modern World and Their Impact on International Security
The achievement of sovereign independence by countries that were once colonies of the great powers.
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Decolonizing Computing and Research as a Third Space of Academic Sovereignty
“The more usual word for the efforts to confront the ongoing colonial condition; to decolonize, or to undertake and make decolonizing acts and actions (with emphasis in the verb) are the more frequent terms of reference and doing,” ( Mignolo & Walsh, 2018 , p. 49).
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Decolonising Teacher Education in Pursuit of Multilingual Teaching and Learning in South African Higher Education
A complicated process of integrating or accommodating indigenous knowledge systems, languages, and philosophy of the colonized groups into the education system, to shift away from Eurocentric knowledge/structures.
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Inclusive Frameworks in Online STEM Teaching and Learning
A theoretical approach to education whereby critical consideration is applied to institutions and assumptions, based on the way in which the legacy of colonialism has shaped, and continues to underpin, the institutions (including academic disciplines) of the modern world.
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Facilitating Anti-Racism in Counselor Education
The liberation of the mind and behavior of the counselor in training through the exploration of who they are, how they are becoming and their perception of problems they have encountered.
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Resisting the “Tyranny of an Expert”: A Journey Towards Relational Research
The process of removing colonizing influences from colonized peoples and social structures.
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Assessing South Africa Museum Transformation Since 1994
Transformation of museums to include indigenous history.
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Colonialism and Victimization Narratives in the Context of Africa's Development
The reversal of colonialism by former colonial-victim countries.
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The Economic Component of World Politics and the Main Global Social and Economic Problems
The achievement of sovereign independence by countries that were once colonies of the great powers.
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Core Curriculum: A Breathing Space for Wellness to Sustain Decolonizing Leadership
In Canada, the process of decolonization is related to addressing the unequal relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples by individual and collective responses to recommendations of national inquiries, such as the Calls to Action in the Final Report of the national TRC.
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Critical Pedagogy and Place: Indigenous Austronesian Seafaring, Communication, and Education in Oceania
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Decolonizing Global Learning and Internationalization: A Human-Scale Case Study of Innovation
The intentional undoing of colonialism, both through independence movements and combatting of its still present and evolving legacies, such as white supremacy or internalized feelings of inferiority.
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Flipping the Script on the Language Teacher/Researcher: Language Learning as a Vital Tool to Decolonize Our Practice
Dismantling values and systems that keep the dominant language and culture in power and prevent non-dominant languages and cultures from gaining power, oftentimes rooted in historical and/or contemporary colonization.
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