Education for All (EFA) and 'African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS)': the case of the Chewa People of Zambia
Banda, Dennis (2008) Education for All (EFA) and 'African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS)': the case of the Chewa People of Zambia. PhD thesis, University of Nottingham.
This research is an investigation of whether 'African Indigenous Knowledge Systems (AIKS)' can enhance the achievement of Education for All (EFA) with particular reference to the Chewa people of Zambia. The study raises challenges that many countries have experienced in their effort to achieve EFA. Among the Chewa people of Zambia, quality, relevance and credibility of the education are some of the reasons affecting the provision of education to all. This research has argued that formal schooling education, in its current form may not be the right vehicle to deliver EFA goals. The research has proposed alternative forms of knowledge that could be hybridized with the formal schooling education to address some of the challenges identified. The research has tried to re-appropriate some Chewa AIKS to theorize curriculum and pedagogy reforms that could enhance the achievement of the EFA goals.
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