Decolonising the University

Posted: January 17, 2012 in Academy
Tags: ,

Decolonising the University: The Emerging Quest for Non-Eurocentric Paradigms
Editors: Claude Alvares & Shad Saleem Faruqi
2012 | Pages: 450 |Black & White | ISBN: 978-983-861-541-9
Price: RM50.00

This book of essays as a sequel to the “International Conference on Decolonising Our Universities” held in Penang, Malaysia from June 27 to 29, 2011. The Conference was jointly organised by Universiti Sains Malaysia and Citizens International in cooperation with the Higher Education Leadership Academy of the Malaysia Ministry of Higher Education.

At the Conference, speaker after speaker pointed out that education in Asia and Africa is too Westcentric. It blindly apes European universities, European curricula and European paradigms. The papers in this volume examine possible ways of overcominig this problem of intellectual enslavement in Asian and African citadels of learning.

Order the book from:

More here.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s