Studies in Philosophy and Education

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 1–16

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

  • Philip Higgs
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Abstract

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 Africa philosophy of education Fundamental Pedagogics modern postmodern rationality social rationality pluralistic problem-centred approach 

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

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