Decolonial Practices in Higher Education from the Global South: A Systematic Literature Review

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  • Maryluz Hoyos Ensuncho Graduate Student

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https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v15i5.5299

Keywords:

decoloniality, decolonial higher education, decolonial practices , Global South

Abstract

Higher education institutions have been complicit with the ongoing coloniality project that reinforces and perpetuates inequities, dismisses interests, knowledges, alternative discourses, and world views different from Western European thought (Bell, 2018; Dastile & Ndlovu-Gatsheni, 2013; Harms-Smith & Rasool, 2020). Education is rooted in colonialism, which raises doubts about the feasibility of universities implementing a decolonial agenda (Dhillon, 2021). To contribute to the conversation about decolonial praxis and the documented efforts in the literature on how to enact a decolonial rehumanizing agenda, this paper presents a systematic literature review of works from the Global South that attempt to disentangle universities from colonial practices in higher education. The works reviewed describe a variety of practices from pedagogical practices, curriculum changes, and institutional connections with marginalized communities that make visible knowledges, languages, and perspectives traditionally excluded from universities.

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Published

2023-12-01

How to Cite

Hoyos Ensuncho, M. (2023). Decolonial Practices in Higher Education from the Global South: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Comparative & International Higher Education, 15(5), 12–26. https://doi.org/10.32674/jcihe.v15i5.5299

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Winter 2023 Special Issue