Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. The Dialectics Between Culture and Philosophy

  3. Teachers as the Gated Community, Intersection of Identities, and the Source of Epistemic Violence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Darren Chetty
      Pages 39-54
    3. Simone Thornton, Gilbert Burgh
      Pages 55-65
  4. Narrative Inquiry as a Methodology to Explore Language, Identity and Power

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Ching-Ching Lin
      Pages 85-96
  5. Application to Classroom Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Amber Strong Makaiau
      Pages 99-110
    3. Edwige Chirouter, Marie-Paule Vannier
      Pages 111-121
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 123-125

About this book


The ever-shifting cultural and linguistic landscapes in contemporary societies create new urgency for an intersectional thematic study of diversity, philosophy, and education. As educators, how do we transform the vision of cultural and linguistic diversity into a wealth of resources for learning? How do we actively engage cultural and linguistic diversities in philosophical inquiry with young people? How do we translate the philosophical notion of cultural and linguistic diversity into pedagogical practices? The chapters in this book respond to the task of teaching philosophy in the context of increased mobility in the new global reality. By complicating the situated and fluid nature of contemporary classrooms, this book challenges the normalizing tendency often associated with philosophy education. Each chapter offers a unique perspective in understanding the profound embeddedness of philosophy education in broader sociocultural contexts and prioritizes diversity in the classroom community of inquiry. By carefully incorporating a broad range of theoretical perspectives and empirical research, this book provides a rich resource for school teachers and educators who wish to engage diverse learners in philosophical inquiry. In doing so, it reaffirms the value of philosophy education as a proactive approach to democratic education.


Diversity and inclusion Philosophy for children Cosmopolitanism Democratic education Culturally responsive pedagogy

Editors and affiliations

  • Ching-Ching Lin
    • 1
  • Lavina Sequeira
    • 2
  1. 1.Touro College Graduate School of EducationUSA
  2. 2.Montclair State UniversityUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information SensePublishers-Rotterdam, The Netherlands 2017
  • Publisher Name SensePublishers, Rotterdam
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-94-6351-065-3
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