Caribbean Journal of Philosophy, Vol 5, No 1 (2013)

Caribbean Society – toward a culturally sensitive Philosophy of Education in the 21st Century

John Ayotunde (Tunde) Isola BEWAJI



This essay attempts to see if one can determine a “Philosophy of Education suitable for the Caribbean in the 21st Century” and beyond. My discussion will be in three sections. In section 1, I look at education and society. In section 2, I look at Caribbean society, using my very limited understanding, in the context of the need for a culturally, socially, economically, technologically sensitive and comprehensively humanizing educational system. In Section 3, I examine the place of philosophy and philosophy of education in the dynamics of international system within which the Caribbean society must exist, survive and thrive. I conclude my discussion with some remarks about implications of the ideas we have raised, and how these must bear on our reflections, behaviours and attitudes to reality and existence.

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