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Education, creativity, and economic empowerment in Africa

Author: Toyin Falola; Jamaine Abidogun
Publisher: New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola; Jamaine Abidogun
ISBN: 9781137438492 1137438495
OCLC Number: 881511040
Description: xvi, 259 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Advancing the Anti-Poverty Crusade through the Enforcement of the Fundamental Right to Education under Nigerian Law --
Social-Economic Inequality and Progress towards Achieving Education for All by 2015 in Nigeria --
Women and Poverty Eradication Efforts in Uganda: Why Is Ending Gendered Poverty Still Far-Fetched? --
Empowering the Poor in Nigeria through Adult and Community Education: Implications for Educational Policy Reform --
Combating the Scourge of Poverty in Nigeria through Rural Community Education : Challenges and Propsects --
Poverty, Endangered Languages, and Creoles: Two Case Studies from Southern Africa and the Greater Caribbean --
Poverty Eradication for Sustainable Growth in Africa: Insights from Ben Okri's In Arcadia --
Between the Sublime and the Subliminal: Economic Modernity, Desire and Political Fictions in Cameroon --
Arts Management as a Strategy for Rapid Development of the Arts in Nigeria --
The Changing Images and Representations of Adire Technology in Nigerian Politics --
'Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow': Fela's Prophetic Lyrics in the Light of 21st Century Realities --
Deconstructing African Poverty against the Backdrop of a Rich Musical Heritage : A Paradox --
From the Street to Stardom: The Socio-Economic Empowerment of Nigerian Youth through Music --
Popular Music as an Economic Tool for Nigerian Youth.
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