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The search for ecologies of knowledge in the encounter with African epistemicide in South African education

dc.contributor.authorFataar, Aslamen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorSubreenduth, Sharonen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2018-08-21T09:43:03Z
dc.date.available2018-08-21T09:43:03Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.citationFataar, A. & Subreenduth, S. 2015. The search for ecologies of knowledge in the encounter with African epistemicide in South African education. South African Journal of Higher Education, 29(2):106–121, doi:10.20853/29-2-468.
dc.identifier.issn1753-5913 (online)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.20853/29-2-468
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/104316
dc.descriptionCITATION: Fataar, A. & Subreenduth, S. 2015. The search for ecologies of knowledge in the encounter with African epistemicide in South African education. South African Journal of Higher Education, 29(2):106–121, doi:10.20853/29-2-468.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe
dc.description.abstractThis article discusses the manufactured absence of African epistemologies, that we refer to as ‘epistemicide’, in formal education in Africa. The exemplifying case for our argument is the western hegemonic positioning of university and school-based knowledge in South African education during the past 20 years. This is taken up in the first half of the article where we illustrate how this (westernised) knowledge form is instantiated in the education body politik. The article concludes with a consideration of an ‘ecologies of knowledge’ approach which we argue opens a radicalising space for the inclusion of African-centred epistemologies. The pluralisation of knowledge traditions, via an ‘ecologies of knowledge’ approach, is the fulcrum of such an epistemological orientation. Keywords: post-colonialism, epistemicide, higher education, cognitive in/justice, ecologies of knowledge, knowledge pluralisation, epistemologyen_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://www.journals.ac.za/index.php/sajhe/article/view/468
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherUNISA Press
dc.subjectKnowledge, Theory of -- Africaen_ZA
dc.subjectEducation, Higher -- Africaen_ZA
dc.titleThe search for ecologies of knowledge in the encounter with African epistemicide in South African educationen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
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