To prevent the alienation and crisis facing African youth, this book urges the building of a new form of African education that is firmly founded on all that is positive in indigenous thought and education. It also examines the impact of the concepts that underlie indigenous and Westernized education. As an in-depth illustration of African thought and education, traditional Amara (Ethiopian) thought and education is discussed in two chapters. The book underscores the need to understand Africans on their own terms within the context of their culture, and the necessity to be judicious in importing foreign ideas and institutions to Africa. Otherwise, the cultural and spiritual fabric of the African way of life will be torn beyond repair. This book has great implications for African and African American education.