Addressing Epistemic Injustice: Supporting Writing about Inclusive and Life-long Education in Africa

The workshop(s) for this project will take place in South Africa.
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Sub-Saharan Africa faces many challenges in pursuit of quality, inclusive, and lifelong education. The region’s scholarly community is researching these challenges and various responses, but African-authored research in these fields is not prominent in international journals, and the wealth of African theories, methodologies and findings is not widely read and cited. This constitutes epistemic injustice. Reasons for this lack of representation include inadequate academic writing skills; lack of knowledge of conventions, networks, and journals; and insufficient time and support for writing. The proposed workshop addresses this epistemic injustice. It offers early career researchers from South Africa, Zimbabwe, and Uganda the opportunity to learn from interacting with African and international journal editors, dedicated time to write a journal article, and writing mentorship during the workshop and beyond. This will enable them to participate in the global discourses of inclusive education and lifelong learning and enrich these fields through their contribution.

Workshop Team: Dr Elizabeth Walton, University of Nottingham; Dr Tanya Bekker, University of the Witwatersrand; Professor Simon McGrath, University of Nottingham; Professor Azeem Badroodien, University of Cape Town; Professor Moeketsi Letseka, University of South Africa

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