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Title: EXTRAVERSION AND THE GOAL OF EDUCATION IN THE AFRICAN CONTEXT
Authors: Gutema, Bekele
Keywords: Extraversion
Euro centrism
Decolonization of the mind
Goals of education
Science and technology
Indigenous knowledge.
Issue Date: Sep-2007
Publisher: The Center for African Area Studies, Kyoto University
Journal title: African Study Monographs
Volume: 28
Issue: 3
Start page: 107
End page: 123
Abstract: The article explores the nature of extraversion as it manifests itself both in the economy and intellectual activity, pervading the educational activity. Based on a Eurocentric philosophy, the type of tertiary level education that many African countries developed only enabled them to stay on the periphery, since the education does not encourage independent thinking and theory building. Overcoming this requires redefining the goal of education in an African context with a program that could encourage change. This can be achieved by striking a balance between exogenous and indigenous forms of knowledge through an intercultural approach.
DOI: 10.14989/68262
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2433/68262
Appears in Collections:Vol.28 No.3

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