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Penny Enslin

Penny Enslin is a Professor in the School of Education at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa. She teaches philosophy of education, with special interests in the area of political philosophy. Her research interests focus mainly on democracy and citizenship education, social justice, peace education, and gender justice in education. Her work has included critiques of nationalism in education and defenses of cosmopolitan citizenship. Penny is a member of the following journal editorial boards:

Educational Philosophy and Theory
Educational Theory
Theory and Research in Education
Africa Education Review


Selected publications

P Enslin & M Tjiattas. 'Educating for a just world without gender' in Theory and Research in Education: Special Issue on the work of Susan Moller Okin, 4(1), 2006, 41-68

P Enslin & K Horsthemke. 'Can ubuntu provide a model for citizenship education in African democracies?' in Comparative Education: Special Issue: Philosophical Perspectives on Comparative Education, 40(4) 2004, 548-558

P Enslin & M Tjiattas. 'Cosmopolitan justice: education and global citizenship', Theoria, 104, 2004, 150-168

A Maxwell, P Enslin & T Maxwell. 'Educating for peace in the midst of violence: a South African experience' in Journal of Peace Education, 1(1) 2004, 103-119

M Kissack & P Enslin. 'Reconstruction from the ruins: higher education and the cultivation of citizenship in the new South Africa' in South African Journal of Higher Education, 17(3) 2003, 36-48

P Enslin. 'Citizenship education in post-apartheid South Africa' in Cambridge Journal of Education, Special Issue: Citizenship Education in Divided Societies, 33(1), 2003 73-83

V Dieltiens & P Enslin. Democracy in education or education for democracy: the limits of participation in South African School governance in Journal of Education, 28, 2002, 5-24

P Enslin, S Pendlebury & M Tjiattas. Deliberative democracy, diversity and the challenges of citizenship education in Journal of Philosophy of Education, 35(1), 2001, 115-130

P Enslin. Multicultural education, gender and social justice: liberal feminist misgivings in International Journal of Educational Research, Special Issue: Multiculturalism and Education, 35, 2001, 281-292

P Enslin. Citizenship, identity and myth: educational implications of South Africas Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Change: Transformations in Education, Special Issue: Citizenship and Education, 3(1), 2000, 80-90

P Enslin. Contemporary liberalism and civic education in South Africa (current writing) in Special Issue: The New Liberalism 9(2) 1997, 77-90

Chapters in
P Enslin & P White. Democratic citizenship in N Blake, P Smeyers, R Smith & P Standish (eds) The Blackwell Guide to the Philosophy of Education, Oxford: Blackwell, 2003, 110-125

N Carrim & P Enslin. 'Education and political transition in South Africa' in H Daun, P Enslin, L Kolouh-Westin & D Plut (eds) Democracy in Textbooks and Students' Minds: Educational Transitions in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Yugoslavia, Mozambique and South Africa, New York: Nova Science Publishers, 2002, 79-95

P Enslin. South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as a model of peace education, in G Salomon & B Nevo (eds) Peace Education: The concept, principles and practices in the world, Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2002, 237-243

P Enslin, S Pendlebury & M Tjiattas. Political inclusion, democratic empowerment and lifelong learrning in D Aspin, J Chapman, M Hatton & Y Sawano (eds) International Handbook on Lifelong Learning, Dordrecht: Kluwer, 2001, 61-78