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Tolerance and Dissent within Education

On Cultivating Debate and Understanding

Authors: Davids, Nuraan, Waghid, Yusef

  • Presents an original 'kairotic' view of tolerance
  • Explores how tolerance can and should be expressed through meaningful educational encounters
  • Defends a notion of tolerance which crucially includes dissent within educational encounters
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This book explores how the concept of tolerance might be understood, cultivated and enacted in and through educational encounters. It argues that by opening up educational encounters to allow for ‘dissent’ – that is, disagreement, criticism and open dialogue – our everyday social life experiences and relationships would flourish, and potentially allow for a more peaceful and harmonious co-existence alongside those with whom we disagree.  Dissent does not mean that ‘anything goes’; what is needed is considerate and responsible recognition of distinct and diverse perspectives. Tolerance is sometimes regarded as a simple and uncritical celebration of difference, and sometimes dismissed as a necessary and resentful acceptance of others. Here, the authors make a compelling case for ‘conditional tolerance’, which requires us to continuously reflect on the limits of what we are willing to tolerate. The book will be an indispensable resource for researchers and students working in the areas of education, philosophy and sociology, particularly those with an interest in educational freedom, democracy and social justice. 

About the authors

Nuraan Davids is an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. Her research interests include philosophy of education; democratic citizenship education; and Islamic education. Yusef Waghid is currently distinguished professor of Philosophy of Education at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. His primary research areas are African philosophy of education, global citizenship education and educational ethics. 

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“A much needed and welcome contribution to the field. Based on their rigorous analysis, the authors explore the meaning(s) of tolerance and the ways in which it can be formed and expressed through meaningful educational encounters and experiences. Written in an engaging and accessible style, the authors cover a great deal of ground. They do so in an insightful way, drawing on the ideas and thoughts of a range of scholars in order to make their own positions clear. This cohesive, cogent and impressive text will be of interest to philosophers of education, as well as to general readers with an interest in tolerance and education.” (Andrew Peterson, Professor of Civic and Moral Education, Canterbury Christ Church University, UK)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Revisiting Some Liberal Views on Tolerance

    Davids, Nuraan (et al.)

    Pages 1-18

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  • Educational Encounters and the Pursuit of Conditional Tolerance

    Davids, Nuraan (et al.)

    Pages 19-34

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  • On a Tolerance of Conscience: Toward Equal Respect in Educational Encounters

    Davids, Nuraan (et al.)

    Pages 35-50

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  • Respect, Liberty, Tolerance and Educational Encounters

    Davids, Nuraan (et al.)

    Pages 51-68

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  • Openness with Tolerance Through Educational Encounters

    Davids, Nuraan (et al.)

    Pages 69-84

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eBook 74,96 €
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 96,29 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-58108-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Tolerance and Dissent within Education
Book Subtitle
On Cultivating Debate and Understanding
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58109-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58109-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58108-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 187
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