The course is a general education topic of post-conflict development through experiential education within a cross-cultural setting in a post-conflict country of Rwanda. Students will look at the nature and level of development after the Rwandan genocide. The course will help students explore the nature of initiatives, the constituencies involved, and how education as a development process, serves as an important tool for promoting reconciliation and development after conflict. The course will provide overview of reconciliation and development after Rwandan genocide from a
faith-based perspective. It will explore the role of the Church and School in reconciliation and development process within the study of “transformational development.”
Estimated Course Fee: $4000.00
Obed Mfum-Mensah is a professor in the Education Department where he teaches foundations of education and interdisciplinary non-western course on Education in Sub-Saharan Africa, and Advanced Sociocultural Perspectives on Education at the graduate level. His current research includes postcolonial analysis of education policy and knowledge transfer in sub-Saharan Africa, education of marginalized groups, curriculum theorizing, and alternative forms of schooling in the developing world. Professor Mfum-Mensah is the author of three books: Education, Social Progress, and Marginalized Children in Sub-Saharan Africa (2017); Education Marginalization in Sub-Saharan Africa: Policies, Politics and
Marginality (2018); and “We
Come as Members of the Superior Race”: Distortions and Education Policy Discourse in Sub-Saharan Africa (Forthcoming June 2020).
Rwanda Cross-Cultural Timeline.pdf