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Western education and African cultural identity in the Great Lakes region of Africa: A failed case of globalization

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dc.contributor.author Ndura, Elavie
dc.date.accessioned 2007-12-17T21:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2007-12-17T21:22:41Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.citation Ndura, E. (2006). Western education and African cultural identity in the Great Lakes region of Africa: A failed case of globalization. Peace and Change, 31(1), 90-101. en
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/2933
dc.description The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com. http://www.blackwell-synergy.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1468-0130.2006.00345.x en
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this paper is to discuss the identity crisis that has resulted from the Western-bound educational system prevalent in the Great Lakes region of Africa, particularly in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), and Rwanda. Four main points will guide the discussion. First, I will argue that Western-bound education is an overt tool of assimilation. Second, I will relate Western assimilation to the pervasive African identity crisis. Third, I will discuss the destructive divide between the educated elite and the illiterate masses. Fourth, I will propose strategies for reclaiming the African spirit of empowerment. The paper will conclude with some general reflections and recommendations.
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Blackwell Synergy en
dc.subject western education en_US
dc.subject Africa en_US
dc.subject assimilation en_US
dc.subject identity crisis en_US
dc.subject globalization en_US
dc.title Western education and African cultural identity in the Great Lakes region of Africa: A failed case of globalization en
dc.type Article en


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