Decolonizing Education for Sustainable Futures

Bringing together the perspectives of researchers, policy makers, activists, educators and practitioners, this book critically interrogates the Western-centric assumptions underpinning education and development agendas and the colonial legacies of violence they often uphold.

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Bringing together the perspectives of researchers, policy makers, activists, educators and practitioners, this book critically interrogates the Western-centric assumptions underpinning education and development agendas and the colonial legacies of violence they often uphold.

The book considers the crucial connection between the idea of sustainable futures and the demand to decolonise education. Containing an innovative mixture of text, stories and poetry, it explores how decolonised futures can be conceived and enacted, offering theoretical and practical examples, including from practice in educational and cultural organisations. In doing so, the book highlights education’s potential role in facilitating processes of reparative justice that can contribute to decolonised futures.

Yvette Hutchinson is a Senior Consultant at the British Council. She is an Advisory Group member for the Economic and Social Research Council’s Education Research Programme and Chair of UKFIET the education and development forum.

Artemio Arturo Cortez Ochoa is Research Associate at the REAL Centre, University of Cambridge, UK, and Honorary Fellow of the Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education (CIRE) at the University of Bristol, UK.

Julia Paulson is Associate Professor in Education, Peace and Conflict at the University of Bristol, UK, where she is also Co-Director of the Centre for Comparative and International Research in Education.

Leon Tikly is UNESCO Chair in Inclusive, Good Quality Education at the University of Bristol, UK.

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