Erasing Invisibility, Inequity and Social Injustice of Africans in the Diaspora and the Continent

This volume engages the reader in understanding past and contemporary critical issues in African scholarship, both in the diaspora and on the continent, that have been marginalized, unexamined, and under-researched, and proposes ways to make them visible. The book is timely as it imagines and reimagines scholarship on Africans in the diaspora and on the continent. It is bold, and authentically unpacks African immigrants’ individual and collective cultural, educational, social, and institutional experiences, especially in the context of US Pk-12 schools as they navigate and negotiate transnational spaces regarding identity and shifting positionalities. The editors and contributors, who are themselves African immigrants, exemplify their spirits of Sankofa as they look back to their roots in order to give back to their “Motherland” by fighting for the visibility, equity and social justice of Africans in the diaspora and on the continent. The book proposes critical and insightful ideas that educators, researchers, policy makers, social and human services, and community leaders will find valuable.

Omiunota N. Ukpokodu is a Professor in the Division of Teacher Education and Curriculum at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, USA. She teaches courses in multicultural education, urban education, social justice, and social studies. Her research interests include quality teacher preparation, critical multicultural education, global/citizenship education, immigrant education, transformative learning and pedagogy, culturally responsive teaching, Ubuntu pedagogy, and social justice pedagogy. Her publications include You Can’t Teach Us If You Don’t Know Us: Becoming an Ubuntu, Responsive, and Responsible Urban Teacher (2016) and Contemporary Voices from the Margin: African Educators on African and American Education. She has received several awards, including the 2011 National Association for Multicultural Education Equity and Social Justice Advocacy Award and the 2007 Fulbright-Hays Scholars’ Award (South Africa).

Peter Otiato Ojiambo is an Associate Professor in the Department of African and African-American Studies at the University of Kansas, USA. He holds a PhD in Educational Studies from Gladys W. and David H. Patton College of Education at Ohio University, USA. His fields of teaching, research, and publication include African-centered educational biographies, comparative education, educational leadership, democracy, poverty and development, non-western educational thought, educational critical theory, learning, teaching, administrative, and curriculum theories, relational and care theory, school and society relations, and African language pedagogy. He is the author of Perspectives on Empowering Education (2014).

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ISBN: 1-4438-9497-4

ISBN13: 978-1-4438-9497-5

Release Date: 15th September 2017

Pages: 317

Price: £64.99