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Re-Visioning Education in Africa

Ubuntu-Inspired Education for Humanity

  • Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako
  • N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako, N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
    Pages 1-17
  3. Yusef Waghid
    Pages 55-65
  4. N’Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
    Pages 67-84
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 247-257

About this book


This book presents the case for a conceptual and pragmatic revolution of Africa’s formal educational systems. Using the context of Ubuntu-inspired education, the authors explore innovative ways to tackle the challenges faced by governments from the local and national level and beyond. Along the way, the editors and their contributors examine important policy questions to encourage fresh thinking on ways to improve the educational system and, in turn, to buoy the development of the region as a whole. 


Africa Ubuntu education policy international education global outreach

Editors and affiliations

  • Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako
    • 1
  • N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
    • 2
  1. 1.Oxford ATPOxfordUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.Africana Studies and Research CenterCornell UniversityIthaca, NYUSA

About the editors

Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako is Executive Director and International Education and Education, Gender and Research Consultant at Oxford ATP.

N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba is Professor of African, African Diaspora and Comparative/International Education at Cornell University, USA.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Re-Visioning Education in Africa
  • Book Subtitle Ubuntu-Inspired Education for Humanity
  • Editors Emefa J. Takyi-Amoako
    N'Dri Thérèse Assié-Lumumba
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-70042-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-88881-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-70043-4
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XV, 257
  • Number of Illustrations 37 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics International and Comparative Education
    Educational Policy and Politics
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