Indigenous Knowledge and Vocational Education: Marginalisation of Traditional Medicinal Treatments in Rwandan TVET Animal Health Courses

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dc.contributor.author Ezeanya-Esiobu, Chika
dc.contributor.author Oguamanam, Chidi
dc.contributor.author Ndungutse, Vedaste
dc.date.accessioned 2021-05-31T23:46:46Z
dc.date.available 2021-05-31T23:46:46Z
dc.date.issued 2021-05-31
dc.identifier.citation Ezeanya-Esiobu, C., Oguamanam, C., & Ndungutse, V. (2021). Indigenous knowledge and vocational education: Marginalisation of traditional medicinal treatments in Rwandan TVET Animal Health courses. The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC), 27, 1-23. https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/31372 en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7213 (online version)
dc.identifier.issn 2077-7205 (print version)
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10539/31372
dc.identifier.uri https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/31372
dc.description.abstract This study explores Rwandan ethno-veterinary knowledge and the degree to which this knowledge is reflected in the country’s technical and vocational education and training (TVET) instruction. The knowledge considered is the Indigenous medicinal knowledge used by rural Rwandan livestock farmers to treat their cattle. Through interviews with farmers, TVET graduates and TVET teachers, and an examination of the current TVET Animal Health curriculum, the research identifies a neglect of Indigenous knowledge in the curriculum, despite the fact that local farmers use numerous Indigenous medicinal innovations to treat their animals. The focus of the Rwanda’s TVET Animal Health curriculum is on Western-origin modern veterinary practices. The authors argue that this leaves Rwandan TVET Animal Health graduates unprepared for optimal engagement with rural farmers and with the full range of potential treatments. en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher LINK Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg en_ZA
dc.rights This article is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) licence: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 en_ZA
dc.subject livestock farming, cattle, animal health, Indigenous knowledge, ethno-veterinary medicine, medicinal herbs, technical and vocational education and training (TVET), Rwanda en_ZA
dc.title Indigenous Knowledge and Vocational Education: Marginalisation of Traditional Medicinal Treatments in Rwandan TVET Animal Health Courses en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA
dc.journal.title The African Journal of Information and Communication (AJIC) en_ZA
dc.description.librarian CA2021 en_ZA
dc.citation.doi https://doi.org/10.23962/10539/31372 en_ZA
dc.funder Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada, International Development Research Centre (IDRC) en_ZA
dc.orcid.id Ezeanya-Esiobu: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2244-0843 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id Oguamanam: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4301-9388 en_ZA
dc.orcid.id Ndungutse: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-9357-071X en_ZA
dc.journal.issue 27 en_ZA
dc.article.start-page 1 en_ZA
dc.article.end-page 23 en_ZA
dc.faculty Humanities en_ZA
dc.school School of Literature, Language and Media (SLLM) en_ZA


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  • AJIC Issue 27, 2021
    Articles on problematic internet use, Indigenous knowledge in vocational education, machine learning, scaling of innovation, institutional isomorphism, human–computer interaction for development, and scholarly publishing.

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