© 2010

Indigenous Knowledge and Learning in Asia/Pacific and Africa

Perspectives on Development, Education, and Culture

  • Editors
  • Dip Kapoor
  • Edward Shizha

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Introduction

    1. Dip Kapoor, Edward Shizha
      Pages 1-13
  3. Development

  4. Formal Education

  5. Learning and Communicative Methums

  6. Gender, Inthgenous Knowledge, and Learning

  7. Health Knowledge and Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 227-227

About this book


This collection makes a unique contribution towards the amplification of indigenous knowledge and learning by adopting an inter/trans-disciplinary approach to the subject that considers a variety of spaces of engagement around knowledge in Asia and Africa.


education health learning research

About the authors

Dip Kapoor is an associate professor, International Education, in Educational Policy Studies, University of Alberta

Bibliographic information


"With a sterling cast of contributors and insightful studies of indigenous knowledge and learning, Kapoor and Shizha have assembled a volume of careful and outstanding studies. Their collection will be of use to all scholars and decision makers interested in how indigenous knowledge works." - Arun Agrawal, Professor and Associate Dean for Research in the School of Natural Resources and Environment (SNRE), University of Michigan

"A profoundly illuminating and scholarly discourse on indigenous knowledge systems in an Afro-Asian and interdisciplinary context. Kapoor and Shizha have initiated a new era of cross-regional research in a text that should be of interest to development planners, historians, social scientists, and educators." - Gloria Emeagwali, Professor of History and African Studies, Central Connecticut State University