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Education, Creativity, and Economic Empowerment in Africa

Education, Creativity, and Economic Empowerment in Africa by Toyin Falola
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On the African continent, education and the arts offer multiple, mutually clarifying lenses through which to examine and understand issues of poverty and empowerment. Much of the scholarly education literature tends to confine its focus to methodology and content in the classroom, and while it may include issues related to arts curricula, it has largely ignored their social role in economic empowerment. At the same time, even social-scientific studies of the arts have overwhelmingly emphasized critique, heritage preservation, and cultural appreciation. As such, issues relating to arts and empowerment are more often addressed by political or civic organizations rather than scholars. Here, both are combined in a fascinating look at how these often overlooked elements promote social equality and cultivate personal agency across Africa's diverse political-economic landscapes

Palgrave Macmillan; August 2014
276 pages; ISBN 9781137438508
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Title: Education, Creativity, and Economic Empowerment in Africa
Author: Toyin Falola; Jamaine Abidogun