18. Development, Post-colonialism, and Global Networks as Frameworks for the Study of Education in Africa and Beyond

  1. Bradley A. U. Levinson3 and
  2. Mica Pollock4
  1. Amy Stambach1 and
  2. Zolani Ngwane2

Published Online: 14 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch18

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

A Companion to the Anthropology of Education

How to Cite

Stambach, A. and Ngwane, Z. (2011) Development, Post-colonialism, and Global Networks as Frameworks for the Study of Education in Africa and Beyond, in A Companion to the Anthropology of Education (eds B. A. U. Levinson and M. Pollock), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444396713.ch18

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Indiana University, USA

  2. 4

    Harvard, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Wisconsin–Madison, USA

  2. 2

    Haverford College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 14 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405190053

Online ISBN: 9781444396713

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Keywords:

  • development, post-colonialism, and global networks - education in Africa and beyond;
  • anthropological research on education in Africa - paradoxes through three frameworks;
  • development, political and ideological affinity - concept of International Development;
  • development in 1980s - critical approach to subject of education;
  • key insight, gleaning from research - within the first strand;
  • post-colonial influences - reconceptualization of its vantage point;
  • anthropology's field of vision - new engagement with scholars of literary theory;
  • independence, a deceptive concept - signpost on teleological path;
  • portrayals of education - as tool for change, discerning differences;
  • global networks, contrary to classical idea of education - a reasoned knowledge

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Education and development: Two Strands of Research

  • Post-Colonial Influences

  • Global Networks

  • How We Engage these Frameworks in Our Work

  • Conclusion

  • References