Revisiting (inclusive) education in the postcolony

Journal of the British Academy 9(s1), 47–75, 2021; DOI https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/009s1.047

30 Pages Posted: 21 Sep 2021

See all articles by Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman

Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman

University of Lincoln (UK)

Foluke Ifejola Adebisi

University of Bristol

Zibah Nwako

University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education

Elizabeth Walton

University of Nottingham

Date Written: January 18, 2021

Abstract

This article uses a dialogic approach to explore the complex state of education in the postcolony. It revisits the subject of educational inclusion (and exclusion) and interrogates different epistemological and systemic framings of what constitutes education and knowledge, and the effects that these have on the postcolonial educational landscape. The authors ask troubling questions of the ways that the largely Eurocentric conceptualisations of these issues, and the baggage of colonial(ism/ity) can and do affect the design and delivery of education in these settings. The use of a metalogue as a methodological approach allows the contributors to jointly ponder the issues from different perspectives and positionalities, and in a way that honours their individual voices.

Keywords: Education, inclusive education, exclusion, knowledge, postcolony, colonial(ism/ity)

Suggested Citation

Abdulrahman, Hadiza Kere and Adebisi, Foluke Ifejola and Nwako, Zibah and Walton, Elizabeth, Revisiting (inclusive) education in the postcolony (January 18, 2021). Journal of the British Academy 9(s1), 47–75, 2021; DOI https://doi.org/10.5871/jba/009s1.047, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3907390

Hadiza Kere Abdulrahman

University of Lincoln (UK) ( email )

Lincoln LN2
United Kingdom

Foluke Ifejola Adebisi (Contact Author)

University of Bristol ( email )

Wills Memorial Building
Queen's Road Clifton
Bristol BS8 1RJ, BS8 1RJ
United Kingdom

Zibah Nwako

University of Bristol - Graduate School of Education ( email )

Helen Wodehouse Building
35 Berkeley Square
Bristol BS8 4QJ
United Kingdom

Elizabeth Walton

University of Nottingham ( email )

University Park
Nottingham, NG8 1BB
United Kingdom

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