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Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield. Aronowitz, S. and Giroux, H. (1993). Education still under siege. New York: Bergin & Garvey. Barakett, J. and Cleghorn, A. (2000). Sociology of education: An introductory view from Canada. Toronto: Prentice Hall. Bernstein, B. (1973). Call codes and control. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul. Bourdieu, P. C. (1977). Reproduction in education: Society and culture. California: Sage. Bowles, S. and Gintis, H. (1976). Schooling in capitalist America. New York: Basic Books.

Post political independence, African learning systems did not speak with any tangible measure of indigenous voice. Hence, the timely focus of this book. The four thematic parts besides this introductory chapter contain 15 chapters that descriptively, analytically, and critically deal with issues including: a recasting of the philosophical foundations of African education; a reexamination of higher education systems; discussion of cultural and linguistic issues and women’s education. All of these are complemented by a number of country case studies that look at selected problems and prospects of education and development in particular social contexts.

3 They also argue for the existence of a multiplicity of theoretical standpoints, addressing the relationship of the individual to the phenomenon, rather than trying to place either into a broader schema. In this way, postmodern thought emphasizes the need for micro-theory dealing with the nature of “difference,” rather than holistic macro-theory. Organization of the Book From an African and, by extension, Africanist point of view, the conventional sociology of education elaborated did not represent either the worldview or the culturally induced educational needs of the populace.

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