I would love to hear more from you about your question. What came to mind when I read it was a quote from Follett about the word "new," which is sometimes used in place of "innovation."
She said she was using the word "new" in the sense of the live, the real, in contrast to the inert, the dead. It is not a time distinction--the "new" (the vital) claims fellowship with all that is "new" (vital) in the past. The New State, page 13.
I love this quote, because I find that I learn from people of all ages (newborn children to wise old people) and from all the ages (people from all times and places) As the "cradle" of humanity, I would think Africa has much to teach the world about education, and I would like to hear about it.
Can you explain a little more about your question, because I think it is a very important one.