The meaning and nature of african philosophy in a globalising world international journal of humanities social sciences and education (ijhsse) page 88 philosophy would be nothing more than asking and offering rational explanations of the universe. African indigenous knowledge systems professor gloria emeagwali introduction in the first part of the paper, we examine conceptual issues associated with indigenous knowledge systems (ik), including the nature of the intersection between science and ik. Julius nyerere, lifelong learning and education one of africa's most respected figures, julius nyerere (1922 - 1999) was a politician of principle and intelligence known as mwalimu or teacher he had a vision of education and social action that was rich with possibility.
Reforms of zimbabwe's public education system according to riddel (1998), there are many different ways that one could categorise the different 'themes' of educational reform that have been prominent in developing countries. But, like african philosophy itself, the ideas and beliefs of the african society that bear on ethical conduct have not been given elaborate investigation and clarification and, thus, stand in real need of profound and extensive analysis and interpretation. african philosophy african philosophy is a holistic philosophy which shares certain ideas with buddhist philosophy: it stresses the importance of the human community and the community's place in the universe.
127 ubuntu philosophy, the significance of this philosophy in practice, some of the challenges of the african ubuntu philosophy, and the overall contribution of the. Hunhu/ubuntu in the traditional thought of southern africa philosophically, the term hunhu or ubuntu emphasizes the importance of a group or community the term finds a clear expression in the nguni/ndebele phrase: umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu (a person is a person through other persons. Philosophy of education in the institutions of higher education in zimbabwe the study established that philophobia or the fear of philosophy emanates from a number of attributes. Philosophy for children has distinct overlaps with african moral values, its introduction at an early age is expected to foster communal and democratic ethics among other values espoused. 144 journal of education, no 34, 2004 in presenting his argument higgs provides a useful overview of african philosophy, particularly to those not familiar with the field.
Key terms: ubuntu african philosophy social work humanism a department of social work, bindura university of science education, zimbabwe contacts: [email protected], p bag 1020 bindura b school of social work, university of zimbabwe, zimbabwe. Higgs: african philosophy 7 the african voice in e ducation at the end of the twentieth century is the voice of the radical witness of the pain and inhumanity of history, the arrogance of modernisation and the. Education in zimbabwe is under the jurisdiction of the ministry of primary and secondary education for primary and secondary education and the ministry of higher and tertiary education, science and technology development for higher education. This article sought to contribute to the debate on the various conceptions of african philosophy, but with a focus on the challenges of teaching african philosophy to philosophy of education students at an open distance learning institution in south africa. Education which was a site of struggle during apartheid has become a site of transformation (at least at the level of policy) in post-apartheid south africa following the democratic elections in 1994, a myriad of policies were developed (including education ones) signalling widespread changes to the education system.
Primary and secondary education since their independence in the 1960s the three east african countries kenya, tanzania and uganda are often held up as countries in sub. 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. The development of african philosophy through the periods yields two vital conceptions for african philosophy, namely that african philosophy is a critical engagement of tradition and individual thinkers on one hand, and on the other hand it is also a critical construction of futurity. Unhu is a social philosophy which embodies virtues that celebrate the mutual social responsibility, mutual assistance, trust, sharing, unselfishness, self- reliance, caring and respect for others among other ethical values.
Section v is on modeling african education for development the section concentrates on the curricula for certain countries, essentially zimbabwe, but also brings in experiences. 1 major challenges facing africa in the 21st century: a few provocative remarks ibrahim farah, sylvia kiamba and kesegofetse mazongo1 at the international symposium on cultural diplomacy in africa - strategies to.
African philosophy (of education) this is a philosophy that is linked to an inquiry that explores the epistemology and experiences of the africans 1981) [my emphasis (christie almost a pariah in western formal education. 1 education in zimbabwe introduction 1 the focus of this report is the provision of education in zimbabwe, a land locked country of 390,580 square kilometres with a population of 12,236,805 in southern africa. The legacy is reinforced by the assumption that requires a tradition of written communication which is foreign to africans according to cottage and roux (des) (2002) african philosophy can be identified as constitutive as a post-colonial question for african identity for a uniquely african identity which has been lost amid the brutality of the [.