Editorial: the pain and the promise of moral education in sub-Saharan Africa

SOURCE: Journal of Moral Education
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): S.Swartz
KEYWORDS: EDUCATION, MORALITY, SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA
DEPARTMENT: Human and Social Development (HSD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6462

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Abstract

The key question that this Special Issue seeks to address is: what contribution can scholars from Africa concerned with moral education make to the multiple issues of culture, conflict, economics and HIV/AIDS that, while not peculiar to sub-Saharan Africa, are certainly acute in this region of the world? Furthermore, are there ways in which this work, frequently undertaken in difficult circumstances, can challenge prevailing and dominant Global North frameworks and begin conversations for mutual benefit across the North-South divide? The themes covered in this Special Issue deal with much which is painful, although some promising pathways are suggested.