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Smeyers, Paul; de Ruyter, Doret J.; Waghid, Yusef; Strand, Torill – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
In many countries publications in Web of Knowledge journals are dominant in the evaluation of educational research. For various purposes comparisons are made between the output of philosophers of education in these journals and the publications of their colleagues in educational research generally, sometimes also including psychologists and/or…
Descriptors: Publish or Perish Issue, Periodicals, College Faculty, Comparative Analysis
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Haron, Muhammed – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2014
Muslim communities in principally non-Muslim nation states (e.g. South Africa, United States of America, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands) established a plethora of Muslim theological institutions. They have done so with the purpose of educating and reinforcing their Muslim identity. These educational structures have given rise to numerous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Social Change, Muslims, Islam
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Letseka, Moeketsi – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2012
The article defends ubuntu against the assault by Enslin and Horsthemke ("Comp Educ" 40(4):545-558, 2004). It challenges claims that the Africanist/Afrocentrist project, in which the philosophy of ubuntu is central, faces numerous problems, involves substantial political, moral, epistemological and educational errors, and should…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Caring, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Horsthemke, Kai; Enslin, Penny – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
In South Africa, the notion of an African Philosophy of Education emerged with the advent of post-apartheid education and the call for an educational philosophy that would reflect this renewal, a focus on Africa and its cultures, identities and values, and the new imperatives for education in a postcolonial and post-apartheid era. The idea of an…
Descriptors: Racial Segregation, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Educational Change
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Zembylas, Michalinos – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2009
How can educators and their students interrogate the ethics and politics of suffering in ways that do not create fixed and totalized narratives from the past? In responding to this question, this essay draws on J. M. Coeetze's "Disgrace," and discusses how this novel constitutes a crucial site for bearing witness to the suffering…
Descriptors: Grief, Racial Segregation, Ethics, Novels
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Pendlebury, Shirley – Studies in Philosophy and Education, 2008
This paper examines the relative strengths of two conceptions of teaching. The "thinner conception," which underpins a report of the Ministerial Committee on Teacher Education in South Africa, takes the definitive purpose of teaching as the organization of systematic learning. The "thicker conception" draws on work by Martha…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teaching (Occupation), Educational Practices, Role