The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Decolonising Education: A Pedagogic Intervention

Dennis, Carol Azumah (2018). Decolonising Education: A Pedagogic Intervention. In: Bhambra, Gurminder K.; Nişancioğlu, Kerem and Gebrial, Dalia eds. Decolonising the University. Pluto Press, pp. 190–207.

Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

In this chapter I explore what it might mean to decolonize education. My exploration starts, however, with a reflexive examination of the position from which to speak about this subject. In most instances, I prefer to speak from rather than about a preferred stance, inviting the reader to offer me the respectful anonymity preserved for the unmarked scholar. However, with decolonization it soon becomes clear that my attempt to occupy this space is not an active yearning. It is a defiant refusal of refusal. I am, on reflection, more at home when associated with the undercommons. And it is from this position that I speak directly about decolonizing education. From this workable position, my discussion draws on three broad decolonizing approaches.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2018 The Editors and The Authors
ISBN: 0-7453-3821-6, 978-0-7453-3821-7
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport > Education
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS) > Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Education and Educational Technology (CREET)
Related URLs:
Item ID: 58620
Depositing User: Carol Azumah Dennis
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2019 09:01
Last Modified: 29 Mar 2019 10:52
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/58620
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   contact the OU