Issues in African Education

Sociological Perspectives
Editor(s): 
Abdi, Ali A.
Editor(s): 
Cleghorn, Ailie
ISBN: 
1403970696
Date published: 
December 2005
Hardback
Price: 
£45.00
Pages: 
320

This book addresses major sociological issues in sub-Saharan African education today. Its fourteen contributors present a thoroughly African world-view within a sociology of education theoretical framework, allowing the reader to see where that theory is relevant to the African context and where it is not. Several of the chapters bring a much-needed cultural nuance and critical theoretical perspective to the issues at hand. The sixteen chapters thus aim to be of interest internationally, to those who work in such fields as social and political foundations of comparative and international education, and development studies, including university professors, teacher educators, researchers, school teachers, tertiary education students, consultants and policy makers.