Philosophy for Children: A Possible Starting Point for Democratic Citizenship in Africa?

@inproceedings{Ndofirepi2013PhilosophyFC,
  title={Philosophy for Children: A Possible Starting Point for Democratic Citizenship in Africa?},
  author={Amasa Philip Ndofirepi and Newman Wadesango and Severino Machingambi and Cosmas Maphosa and Edmore Mutekwe},
  year={2013}
}
  • Amasa Philip Ndofirepi, Newman Wadesango, +2 authors Edmore Mutekwe
  • Published 2013
  • Medicine
  • In this paper, the researchers suggest that the engagement of children in philosophical enquiry from an early age can help prepare them for democratic citizenship and help to create future leaders in Africa who are tolerant, respectful of others, committed to social justice and appreciative of the ‘otherness’ of the ‘other’. Although the desire for freedom may be innate, knowledge of how democracy functions must be taught and learnt. The researchers argue that the skills and values of democracy… CONTINUE READING

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