Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 1–16

Philosophy of education in South Africa: A Re-vision"

  • Philip Higgs

DOI: 10.1023/A:1004932504245

Cite this article as:
Higgs, P. Studies in Philosophy and Education (1998) 17: 1. doi:10.1023/A:1004932504245


In this article an attempt is made to provide a re-vision of philosophy of education that will redress the legacy of the past in South Africa, and contribute to laying the foundations of a critical civil society with a culture of tolerance, public debate and accommodation of differences and competing interests. This re-vision of philosophy of education, which finds its roots in developments in philosophy in the twentieth century, and especially in the discourse of postmodernism, directs attention to a pluralistic problem-centred approach to philosophy of education.

South Africaphilosophy of educationFundamental Pedagogicsmodernpostmodernrationalitysocial rationalitypluralistic problem-centred approach

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Philip Higgs
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational StudiesUniversity of South AfricaPretoriaRepublic of South Africa