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What Is Education For? Is It for Learning Whiteness?

  • Ornette D. Clennon
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Abstract

In asking about the intrinsic purpose of both formal and informal education, Ornette D. Clennon discusses the need to challenge Eurocentric epistemologies by discussing Gurminder Bhambra’s concept of “connected histories” that challenges the field of historical sociology to take a less Eurocentric approach to espistemology and historiography. Clennon also looks at supplementary education as a potential site for an African Philosophy of Education, namely Ubuntu that by using a social justice based critical pedagogy, embodies elements of “connected histories” in its use of ethno-philosophy.

Keywords

Connected histories Ubuntu Supplementary education 

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  • Ornette D. Clennon
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  1. 1.Critical Race and Ethnicity Research Cluster, Community Wellbeing Research CentreManchester Metropolitan UniversityManchesterUK

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