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ERIC Number: EJ795480
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-1478-2103
On the Possibility of Cultivating Justice through Teaching and Learning: An Argument for Civic Reconciliation in South Africa
Waghid, Yusef
Policy Futures in Education, v3 n2 p132-140 2005
In this article the author explores possibilities for cultivating justice with reference to teaching and learning in (South African) universities. It is argued that teachers and learners ought to become responsive, democratic and critical--they need to act justly in order to break with South Africa's apartheid legacy. The author discusses why readiness, deliberation and responsibility--acts of justice--ought to unfold in South African university classrooms and, more importantly, how each characteristic can potentially engender responsiveness, democracy and criticism respectively. Finally, some of the implications of justice through teaching and learning for civic reconciliation in South Africa are explored. The author shows how a responsive (compassionate), democratic (deliberative) and critical (restive) disposition on the part of individuals can offer hope for enhancing civic reconciliation after decades of apartheid rule. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa