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What is Indigenous African Knowledge Systems (IAKS)

Ethical Research Approaches to Indigenous Knowledge Education
Refers to a holistic approach when it comes to a variety of mechanisms that are used to create knowledge in the Africa sphere.
Published in Chapter:
Indigenous African Knowledge System (IAKS) Ethos: Prospects for a Post-Colonial Curriculum
Ntokozo Mthembu (University of South Africa, South Africa)
Copyright: © 2021 |Pages: 27
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-1249-4.ch006
This chapter discovers the limitations presented by narrow cultural and moral settings and the possibility of incorporating an indigenous African knowledge systems' (IAKS) ethos to redress past injustices, especially diverse cultural values experienced in countries in the ‘global south'. However, the emergence of related protests in communities and student structures in education circles, such as calls to decolonize the curriculum and the #FeesMustFall movement. The effects of colonialism continue to be reflected in social structural settings that uphold those Aristotelian parameters that are notorious for marginalizing the knowledge of the ‘other', specifically in the ‘global south'.
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