Educating Humans

Authors

  • Takako Mino Ashesi University, Ghana
  • Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto University of California, Irvine, USA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.32674/jise.v9iSI.1814

Keywords:

human education, Soka education, African traditional education, Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto, Takako Mino

Abstract

African traditional education and soka approaches to education share a common vision of human education, which is key to transforming the education crisis facing Africa. We make this case in four steps. First, we explore the history of education in Africa to illustrate the roots of the crisis. Second, we introduce soka approaches to education, its history, and fundamental principles. Third, we analyze the convergence of African traditional education and soka approaches to education in terms of their underlying philosophies. Fourth, we investigate possible applications of both philosophies to improve schooling in Africa. The last section outlines how harnessing the insights of both philosophies will engender an African renaissance based on young people striving to live creative and contributive lives.

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Author Biographies

Takako Mino, Ashesi University, Ghana

Takako Mino, PhD, is a Lecturer in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at Ashesi University. Her major research interests cover human education, higher education in Africa, African indigenous philosophies, sustainable development, and peace building. Email: takakomino@gmail.com.

Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto, University of California, Irvine, USA

Prince Paa-Kwesi Heto is the President and CEO of INDIE Education Initiative. His major research area includes governance, international cooperation, trade, peacebuilding, development policy, education, poverty eradication, gender mainstreaming, and youth empowerment. Email: prince@indie-edu.org.

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Published

2020-07-16

How to Cite

Mino, T., & Heto, P. P.-K. . (2020). Educating Humans. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, 9(SI), 33–55. https://doi.org/10.32674/jise.v9iSI.1814

Issue

Section

Special Issue: Soka Approaches in Education