Through innovative and critical research, this anthology inquires and challenges issues of race and positionality, empirical sciences, colonial education models, and indigenous knowledges. Chapter authors from diverse backgrounds present empirical explorations that examine how decolonial work and Indigenous knowledges disrupt, problematize, challenge, and transform ongoing colonial oppression and colonial paradigm. This book utilizes provocative and critical research that takes up issues of race, the shortfalls of empirical sciences, colonial education models, and the need for a resurgence in Indigenous knowledges to usher in a new public sphere. This book is a testament of hope that places decolonization at the heart of our human community.
Njoki N. Wane is Chair of the Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada. Wane's research interests include African Indigenous knowledges, spirituality, anti-colonial, decolonial, and decolonization theory.
Kimberly L. Todd is a PhD candidate in Department of Social Justice Education at the Ontario Institute of Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, Canada. Todd's research interests include teacher Praxis and education, decolonization, Indigenous epistemologies, dreaming, and spiritual knowledges.
Chapter 1. Introduction: A Meeting of Decolonial Minds, Njoki N. Wane and Kimberly L. ToddChapter 2. The University as a Neoliberal and Colonizing Institute: A Spatial Case Study Analysis of the Invisible Fence between York University and the Jane Finch Neighbourhood in the City of Toronto, Ardavan EizadiradChapter 3: Decolonizing Knowledge in Hegemonic Psychological Science, Glenn Adams, Tugçe Kurtis, Luis Gómez, Ludwin E. Molina, Ignacio DoblesChapter 4. Reviving the Spirit by Making the Case for Decolonial Curricula, Kimberly L. Todd and Valerie RobertChapter 5. Training for "Global Citizenship" but Local Irrelevance: The Case of An Upscale Nigerian Private Secondary School, Chizoba ImokaChapter 6. Using Arts-Based Learning as a Site of Critical Resistance, Marilyn OladimejiChapter 7. Awakening the Seed of Kenyan Women's Narratives on Food Production: A Glance at African Indigenous Technology, Njoki N. WaneChapter 8. Role of Latent Local Technologies and Innovations to Catapult Development in Kenya, Njiruh Paul Nthakanio and Eucharia KenyaChapter 9. Conclusion: The Way Forward, Njoki N. Wane and Kimberly L. Todd.