Professor Peter Mayo, Department of Arts, Open Communities and Adult Education, UNESCO Chair in Global Adult Education, was invited speaker to address the issue of decoloniality at the Global Virtual Forum on Decoloniality and Southern Epistemologies hosted by the African Studies Program at Penn State University in the USA.
The title of his talk and subsequent discussion was: 20 years Engagement in Postcolonial Education. A Retrospective. This two-hour event served as an opportunity for Professor Mayo to officially announce his retirement, after ten years service, from the position of co-editor of the journal, Postcolonial Directions in Education, he co-founded and which was his brainchild. Also his brainchild was a book series, verbally agreed with Palgrave-Macmillan in New York City in 2008, which immediately came to fruition, Postcolonial Studies in Education. He has been co-editing this series since its inception.
In addressing this virtual forum, Peter Mayo follows in the footsteps of such global luminaries as Raewyn Connell and Ngugi Wa Thiong’O, the former having strongly recommended him as the speaker for the event held on Friday 5 August 2022.
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