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African philosophy of education reconsidered : on being human

Author: Yusef Waghid
Publisher: Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2014.
Series: New directions in the philosophy of education series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and 'scientific' African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa's people, 'scientific' African philosophy is primarily concerned with the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Waghid, Yusef.
African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered : On being human.
Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Yusef Waghid
ISBN: 9781135969622 1135969620
OCLC Number: 852758602
Description: 1 online resource (x, 143 pages).
Contents: In defence of a communitarian view of African philosophy of education --
Towards a different understanding of African metaphysics and epistemology --
Religion, ethics and aesthetics in African cultures: rethinking African philosophy of education --
Towards a different understanding of African education: reconstituting the place of Ubuntu --
On enacting Ubuntu, democratic citizenship education and the enlargement of moral imagination: learning and teaching in South Africa --
On education and human rights in Africa: restating the claims of cosmopolitan justice --
On educational change and the illusion of inclusion: against exclusion on the African continent --
Postscript: terrorism and the challenges to African philosophy of education.
Series Title: New directions in the philosophy of education series.
Responsibility: Yusef Waghid.

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Much of the literature on the African philosophy of education juxtaposes two philosophical strands as mutually exclusive entities; traditional ethnophilosophy on the one hand, and 'scientific' African philosophy on the other. While traditional ethnophilosophy is associated with the cultural artefacts, narratives, folklore and music of Africa's people, 'scientific' African philosophy is primarily concerned with the explanations, interpretations and justifications of African thought and practice along the lines of critical and transformative reasoning. These two alternative strands of African.

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