Phyllis Kyei Kyei MensahMiami University | MU · Department of Educational Leadership
Phyllis Kyei Kyei Mensah
Doctor of Philosophy
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Citations since 2017
7 Research Items
For the youth in many Indigenous and formerly colonized communities, Indigenous languages, epistemologies, and knowledge practices remain obsolete, ‘backward’, and irrelevant to their contemporary identities, goals, and aspirations. Furthermore, educational systems and curricula in communities that were previously colonized fail to highlight and em...
In countries from which enslaved Africans were forcibly taken to the new world, critical discussion of the Transatlantic Slave Trade (TST) and its Diaspora remains elusive, especially in educational spaces. Ghana is one such country that is deeply connected to the TST and yet struggles to engage it in the social studies syllabus. This article contr...
The chapter explores postcolonial theory and whiteness/white supremacy through Frantz Fanon's works. The chapter discusses how his works: "Black Skin, White Masks", "Wretched of the Earth", and "Towards an African Revolution" situate black identity-making in the context of whiteness, and further discusses how contemporary postcolonial scholars have...
The paper creatively explores the complexities of the colonizing curriculum to highlight some of the implicit meanings that are communicated to, and internalized by its audience. It concludes with a call to rethink the curriculum as a broader concept with deeper systemic, psycho-social and epistemological meanings that transcend traditional school...