Contemporary Issues in African Sciences and Science Education
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Donna Kay Cindy Kakonge said Superb book. The essay by Dr. Solomon Faris Belay is particularly insightful, informative and interesting concerning the nature of the Ethiopian education system.
. Sefa Dei is Professor, Department of Sociology in Education, University of Toronto. About the Author George J
Sefa Dei is Professor, Department of Sociology in Education, University of Toronto. George J.
They define science broadly to include both the science of the natural/physical/biological and the 'science of the social'. After all, Western scientific knowledge is itself a form of local knowledge, born out of a particular social and historical context. While the book is careful in avoiding stale debates about the 'Eurocentricity of Western scientific knowledge' and the positing of 'Eurocentric science' as the only science worthy of engagement, it nonetheless caution against constructing a binary between Indigenous/local science and knowledges and Western 'scientific' knowledge. In this careful articulation of science, the editors provide an intellectual marriage of Indigenous science and science education in the African context as a way of revising schooling and education. It is argued that these interests and concerns are not mutually exclusive of each other but as a matter of fact interwoven and interdependent. How is Indigenous science to be read, understood and theorized? And, how do educators gather/collect and interpret Indi