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African Science

Author : Nwankwo Ezeabasili
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035967509
Genre : Science
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African Science

Author : Douglas J. Falen
ISBN : 9780299318901
Genre : Religion
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A sensitive investigation into Benin's occult world, in which magic, science, and the Vodun religion converge into a single universal force. Falen demonstrates how a deep engagement with another lived reality opens our minds and contributes to understanding across cultural difference.

Mathematics And Science Achievement At South African Schools In Timss 2003

Author : Vijay Reddy
ISBN : 079692158X
Genre : Social Science
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This monograph reports on South Africa's performance in TIMMS 2003 relative to 50 other countries; describes the performance of different groups of learners in South Africa; and provides contextual information about teachers, schools and the curriculum. The report concludes with recommendations for strategic interventions to improve South African learners' performance in mathematics and science. The findings contained in this report offer valuable insights to academics, policymakers, curriculum-planners and teachers and those involved in the development of education in South Africa.

Introducing African Science

Author : Jonathan O. Chimakonam
ISBN : 9781477249420
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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You are about to read a much-needed book that will open your eyes to the Africa that has been hidden from us. Thinking out of the box of Western thought pattern, Dr. Jonathan has been able to give to the world this revolutionary masterpiece in the intellectual history of Africa. By systematizing African science he has emphasized that more than one cock crows. We may therefore call him the Demiurge of new African renaissance. Mary Nelson Sankofa Directions Houston Texas, USA Se wo were fi na wosan kofa a, yenkyi. Learning from the past in building the future ----------------------------------------------------------------- With this masterpiece, Dr. Jonathan has answered all the critics of Africas intellectual and inventive ability. He has opened a door to Africas authentic renaissance. The work is a beacon in Africas history and the author has emerged as one of the continents brightest minds. Chris Iwarah The Sun Newspaper ---------------------------------------------------------------- With this towering intellectual accomplishment, Dr. Jonathan Chimakonam has not only proven that Africans are capable of revolutionary thoughts but has emerged as one of the leading original thinkers on the continent. In fact, in this piece of adorable literature, Jonathan could be said to have done for Africa what thinkers like Francis Bacon did for the West Prof. G. O. Ozumba Head, Department of Philosophy University of Calabar, Nigeria ----------------------------------------------------------------- What Jonathan has done is not different from what the builders of Western science did. In fact, he has taken his seat as the Francis Bacon of African science project and it would not be out of place if one describes him in the future as the father of African science. Okechukwukelu Okonkwo Deputy Director Programmes Anambra Broadcasting Service ----------------------------------------------------------------- This book is a great exploration into a rich repository of wisdom and knowledge which needs to be recaptured. It is African renaissance that will reposition Africa in the world of technology and development. This is both challenging and refreshing. With emerging scholars like Jonathan, there is hope for Africa! Hakuna Matata! Venerable Professor Udobata Onunwa Director, International Center for the Study of African Languages and Culture, Birmingham, UK

Contemporary Issues In African Sciences And Science Education

Author : Akwasi Asabere-Ameyaw
ISBN : 9789460917028
Genre : Education
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In this careful articulation of science, the editors provide an intellectual marriage of Indigenous science and science education in the African context as a way of revising schooling and education. They define science broadly to include both the science of the natural/physical/biological and the ‘science of the social’. It is noted that the current policy direction of African education continues to be a subject of intense intellectual discussion. Science education is very much at the heart of much current debates about reforming African schooling. Among the ways to counter-vision contemporary African education this book points to how we promote Indigenous science education to improve upon African science and technology development in general. The book also notes a long-standing push to re-examine local cultural resource knowings in order to appreciate and understand the nature, content and context of Indigenous knowledge science as a starting foundation for promoting African science and technology studies in general. It is argued that these interests and concerns are not mutually exclusive of each other but as a matter of fact interwoven and interdependent. The breadth of coverage of the collection reflect papers in science, Indigeneity, identity and knowledge production and the possibilities of creating a truly African-centred education. It is argued that such extensive coverage will engage and excite readers on the path of what has been termed ‘African educational recovery’. While the book is careful in avoiding stale debates about the ‘Eurocentricity of Western scientific knowledge’ and the positing of ‘Eurocentric science’ as the only science worthy of engagement, it nonetheless caution against constructing a binary between Indigenous/local science and knowledges and Western ‘scientific’ knowledge. After all, Western scientific knowledge is itself a form of local knowledge, born out of a particular social and historical context. Engaging science in a more global context will bring to the fore critical questions of how we create spaces for the study of Indigenous science knowledge in our schools. How is Indigenous science to be read, understood and theorized? And, how do educators gather/collect and interpret Indigenous science knowledges for the purposes of teaching young learners. These are critical questions for contemporary African education?

South African Science

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ISBN : UCAL:B3081069
Genre : Science
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Journal Of The West African Science Association

Author : West African Science Association
ISBN : UCAL:B4237071
Genre : Natural history
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African Indigenous Knowledge And The Sciences

Author : Gloria Emeagwali
ISBN : 9789463005159
Genre : Education
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This book is an intellectual journey into epistemology, pedagogy, physics, architecture, medicine and metallurgy. The focus is on various dimensions of African Indigenous Knowledge (AIK) with an emphasis on the sciences, an area that has been neglected in AIK discourse. The authors provide diverse views and perspectives on African indigenous scientific and technological knowledge that can benefit a wide spectrum of academics, scholars, students, development agents, and policy makers, in both governmental and non-governmental organizations, and enable critical and alternative analyses and possibilities for understanding science and technology in an African historical and contemporary context.

South African Science And Technology Indicators

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105029157893
Genre : Science
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Science And Technology Policy In Africa

Author : Jeggan Colley Senghor
ISBN : 0865439133
Genre : Business & Economics
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African Science Education

Author : Taylor & Francis Group
ISBN : 0367591952
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Based on interrogation and review of historical and current cultural and indigenous knowledge combined with extensive curriculum and classroom analysis, this book identifies how indigenous science gender roles may be utilized to provide a more gender balanced and indigenous centered learning experience. The book argues for the integration of African indigenous science into the secondary school curriculum as a way to strengthen students' science comprehension by affirming their society's science contributions, making clear connections between Indigenous and Western science, and also as a way to promote female representation in the sciences. This book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners of science education, African education, and indigenous knowledge.

An Analysis Of South African Science And Technology Policy

Author : Lewis M. Branscomb
ISBN : STANFORD:36105073224557
Genre : Science and state
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Scientific Communication In African Universities

Author : Damtew Teferra
ISBN : 9781135943486
Genre : Education
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First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Impact Of Science On African Agriculture And Food Security

Author : P. Anandajayasekeram
ISBN : 9781845932688
Genre : Business & Economics
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The need for agricultural research resources in the developing world cannot be underestimated, but the availability of such resources is often poor due to lack of funding and investment. In order for Africa and other such developing countries to achieve productivity in agriculture - vital to food security, poverty reduction and sustainable management of natural resources - investment and policy development needs to be assessed. This book, a joint effort from IFPRI, ILRI and the Kellogg Foundation, explores the importance of impact assessment studies in Africa, and assembles important evidence to pave the way for further, much needed investment in agricultural research all over the developing world.

Science In Africa

Author : Lee Nichols
ISBN : UVA:X001044781
Genre : Research
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"This book is composed of transcriptions of 30 radio interviews conducted by the Voice of America with African scientists from 1978 to 1980. A total of 41 interviews were broadcast in the series, "Science in Africa," from 1979 to 1981. ... Scientists from most English-speaking countries in Africa are included; scientists from French-speaking nations were not covered in the broadcast series because it was designed for the English-to-Africa Branch of the VOA. The series was organized by VOA Africa Division Special Projects Officer Lee Nichols .... The programs were produced by the Production Branch of the VOA Africa Division."--Page v.

Camping With The Prince And Other Tales Of Science In Africa

Author : Thomas A. Bass
ISBN : 0395415020
Genre : Nature
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Observes science in Africa from the field, looks at the collision of Western progress with ancient tradition and follows several scientists on expeditions of discovery

African American Perspectives On Political Science

Author : Wilbur C. Rich
ISBN : 1592131107
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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African American political scientists speak out about their discipline, academic issues and racism in the profession.

The Logic Of African Science And Witchcraft

Author : Max Gluckman
ISBN : OCLC:28638712
Genre : Magic
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Race Aliens And The U S Government In African American Science Fiction

Author : Elisa Edwards
ISBN : 9783643900906
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This thesis deals with contemporary African American science fiction. It focuses on three texts by Derrick Bell, Octavia Butler, and Walter Mosley and examines the ways in which they convert the dominantly white SF genre. By addressing non-traditional issues such as racism, racial boundaries, and the politics of species, these alien encounter stories demonstrate that it is not the intruders from outer space who are the real threat to U.S. society but their own (white) U.S. Government. Thesis. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 2)

Science And An African Logic

Author : Helen Verran
ISBN : 0226853896
Genre : Philosophy
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Does two and two equal four? Ask someone and they should answer yes. An equation such as this seems the very definition of certainty, but is it? In this book, Helen Verran addresses precisely that question.

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