Egyptians were the first to create a calendar system (365 days) and papyrus (paper) to name a few.
Because of the extent and manner in which Europe invaded Africa, it attempted to disrupt the legacy of educational excellency already in existence. European slave masters and colonialists alike, understood that the educated person was harder to control which is exactly why, colonial education provided a framework for social control on the continent. People who are taught a European education will succeed in advancing European societies; people who are taught in Afro-centric education will succeed in advancing African societies. Hence why the goal of Hegel and other European thinkers is to control those colonized by teaching them they were nothing before their colonization. The devaluation of his/her-story is a control tactic working to advance and benefit a society. COLONIAL EDUCATION
When you think of colonial education think of it two fold: The eradication of African systems of education by means of forcing language and practice onto African people, thus an extinction of Afrocentric education and thought, and European production of knowledge which works to vindicate the European and vilify the African. Part of controlling knowledge and a narrative, means being able to modify and manipulate the content. Whenever you tell history the way you wish to…you have the power to leave out accurate accounts and important information, and discredit other peoples discoveries as your own. Therein, discussions concerning the extent and nature of colonialism are often untrue to the real impact and extent of the practice. COLONIAL EDUCATION
Since Europe has stolen most of Africa’s power by the expropriation of thought and land, a person learning anything outside of a Eurocentric education will become a threat to the European society. Hence the need for the control of his/her-story. Once a people know their authentic history they will fight for the liberation of their identity group!! In this class we will fight for the liberation of African identity, legacy and culture through education. WELCOME! WELCOME TO MODERN AFRICA 131…
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