Stanek, Marcin B. (2019) 'Decolonial education and geography : beyond the 2017 Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers annual conference.', Geography compass., 13 (12). e12472.
This review is inspired by the recent resurgence of grassroots movements aimed at the decolonisation of education. The departure point of the paper are the numerous, recent academic responses to campaigns such as Rhodes Must Fall, Why is My Curriculum White?, Why Isn't My Professor Black?, and #LiberateMyDegree. Following from there, the narrative is divided into two sections. The first part reviews theoretical approaches to decolonial education, especially those rooted in the modernity/coloniality/decoloniality paradigm. The second part analyses the ways in which geographers have applied these ideas to our discipline. The review pays particular attention to the 2017 Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers annual conference, curated under the “Decolonising geographical knowledges” theme. I argue that as geographers, we have to continue reflecting on the meaning of decolonial praxis, especially in relation to geographical education, beyond the recent conference. To these ends, the review concludes with seven specific questions for geographers to consider in the near future.
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|Date accepted:||19 August 2019|
|Date deposited:||16 October 2019|
|Date of first online publication:||06 September 2019|
|Date first made open access:||16 October 2019|
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