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Justice, Education, and the World of Today
Philosophical Investigations

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ISBN 9781032355351
May 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

This edited book challenges the limits of current educational philosophical discourse and argues for a restored normativisation of education through a powerful notion of justice.

Moving beyond conventional paradigms of how justice and education relate, the book rethinks the promotion of justice in, for, and through education in its current state. Chapters combine international and diverse philosophical perspectives with a focus on contemporary issues such as climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, racism, and migrant crises. Divided into three distinct parts, the book explores the ontological and socio-political grounds underlying our notions of education and justice, and offers self-reflective meta-critique on education philosophers’ tendency of promoting and upholding orthodox visions and missions.

Ultimately, the book offers contemporary and innovative philosophical reflections on the link between justice and education, and enriches the discourse through a multi-perspectival and sensitive exploration of the topic. It will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, and postgraduate students in the fields of philosophy of education, education policy and politics, education studies and social justice.

Table of Contents

PART I – The Ontological and Socio-political Grounds for Normativizing Education through Justice 1. An Ethics of Rhythm and the philosophical as-if: Educational aporia and reimaging justice as interdependence Inga Bostad  2. Plastic Justice’: A metaphor for education Kjetil Horn Hogstad  3. What Does Educative Justice Look Like? Or: What happened as I read Toni Morrison’s Recitatif Torill Strand  PART II – Contextualizing and Situating the Relation of Justice and Education 4. What can be learned at the Limit of the Promise of Happiness? - A call to rethink educational encounters with unexpected emotions, as well as their possible contribution to justice Elin Rødahl Lie  5. Justice in dialogic education: the hegemonic use of "truth" in dialogue and its educational limits Mark Debono  6. Responding to wrongdoing Helgard Mahrdt  7. Facets of justice in education: A petroleum nation addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Agenda Ole Andreas Kvamme  8. Vulnerable Enough for Inclusion? Unaccompanied minors’ experiences of vulnerability and trauma on their way to Norway Kalisha Wills  9. Virtues and rituals: Confucianism and education for justice Liz Jackson and Baldwin Wong  10. Higher education under consideration: Why restorative justice (in Africa) is still relevant? Yusef Waghid  PART III - The Self and the World of Today: Meta-critical Considerations  11. Justice and the Conspicuous Marianna Papastephanou  12. Explaining Teachers’ Experiences of Injustice through Recognition Teemu Hanhela  13. The will to Injustice – An Auto-Ethnography of Learning to Hear Uncomfortable Truths Eevi Elisabeth Beck 

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Inga Bostad is Professor of Philosophy, Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway.

Marianna Papastephanou is Professor of Philosophy of Education, Department of Education, University of Cyprus, Cyprus.

Torill Strand is Professor of Education, Department of Education, University of Oslo, Norway.