1st Edition

Justice, Education, and the World of Today Philosophical Investigations

Edited By Inga Bostad, Marianna Papastephanou, Torill Strand Copyright 2023
    262 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    The Open Access version of this book, available at www.taylorfrancis.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license. Funded by University of Oslo.

    Introduction  Inga Bostad, Marianna Papastephanou, and Torill Strand  PART I – The Ontological and Socio-political Grounds for Normativising 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 – Contextualising and Situating the Relation of Justice and Education 4. Encountering the Promise of Happiness: In Search for a Critical Space in Education  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 Wills Kalisha  9. Virtues and Rituals: Confucianism and Education for Justice Baldwin Wong and Liz Jackson  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 Autoethnography of Learning to Hear Uncomfortable Truths Eevi Elisabeth Beck   CODA: Justice, Education and the World of Today: Concluding Remarks Inga Bostad, Marianna Papastephanou, and Torill Strand


    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.