Issues in African Education

Sociological Perspectives

  • Ali A. Abdi
  • Ailie Cleghorn

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Theoretical Foundations

  3. Culture, Language, and the Curriculum

  4. Gender and Equity Issues in Education

  5. Education and Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 317-320

About this book


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.


Africa culture education gender Institution Nation organization philosophy school organization sociology sociology of education teacher education technology

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali A. Abdi
    • 1
  • Ailie Cleghorn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Educational Policy StudiesUniversity of AlbertaCanada
  2. 2.Department of EducationConcordia UniversityMontrealCanada

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