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ERIC Number: EJ924721
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 15
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Democratic Citizenship, Education and Friendship Revisited: In Defence of Democratic Justice
Waghid, Yusef
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v27 n2-3 p197-206 Apr 2008
Literature about the significance of cultivating democratic citizenship education in universities abounds. However, very little has been said about the importance of friendship in sustaining democratic communities. In this article I argue for a complementary view of friendship based on mutuality and love--with reference to the seminal ideas of Sherman and Derrida. My view is that teaching and learning ought to be used as pedagogical spaces to nurture forms of friendship which not only encourage mutuality but also love in order to make possible the taking of risks on the part of students and teachers. And, if teachers and students act with mutuality and love they would be more favourably positioned in their society to take risks and to enact democratic justice.
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Language: English
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