About the Journal

IJEDA is committed to providing a critical forum for forward-thinking African-centric authors who approach education and development as pathways towards societies free of systemic oppression. With an explicit focus on clarifying, expanding, and implementing decolonial agendas that recognize, support, and expand African sustainabilities, IJEDA encourages healing approaches to conceptual, empirical, and applied education-focused scholarship. As a departure from western-oriented approaches, IJEDA welcomes a variety of scholarly approaches that conceptualise and theorise, illustrate concrete practise, and/or engage in research endeavours that have an explicit justice orientation. 

IJEDA specifically encourages potential submissions that engage African-centrism, that honour local traditions and epistemologies, and that challenge the day-to-day of systemic oppression. This includes an encouragement of multilinguality, artistic expressions, collaborative authorships, and engagement with praxis, such as when proposals demonstrate decolonial theory through practical on-the-ground applications.

Topics related to broad definitions of education and development are welcome, and can include, but are not limited to, African indigeneity, social reproduction, democratisation, structural inequalities, decolonialities, global development concerns operating at local levels, the purpose and structure of primary, secondary, and tertiary educational systems, culture, language, transformation, access and opportunity, poverty reduction, literacies, and sustainability of resources, including land and people. Specific focus on intersectional identities (such as race, gender, sexuality, class, religion, language, geography, culture, disability) is encouraged. 

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