2.Women’s Contributions to the Philosophy of Education: Hermeneutics of Proverbs
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Evanson M. Muriithi, Samson O. Gunga2: Lewis M. Ngesu2: Atieno Kili K’Odhiambo2:Lydiah N. Wachira2

International Journal of Education and Research Vol. 1 No. 3 March 2013


ISSN: 2201-6333 (Print) ISSN: 2201-6740 (Online) www.ijern.com


This paper uses hermeneutics to make overt what, somehow, has been covert, as far as women’s contributions are concerned in the discipline of philosophy of education. The approach attempts to interpret proverbs within the axiological milieu with a view to exposing them for proper understanding or documentation that takes cognizance of women’s contributions to the discipline. Cultures such as Judaism where women’s contributions to philosophy of education are overt are also considered. It is concluded that within any axiological milieu, women’s contributions to philosophy of education are immense and they await interpretation, documentation and assimilation into contemporary discourses. It is the contention of this paper that what is exposed and genuinely interpreted will usher in the right critical thinking in education dialectics. The paper proposes the concept of intergenderism as an ideal that seeks to recognize at the same time both men and women’s contributions to the philosophy of education.

Key words: milieu, covert, education, hermeneutics, intergenderism, overt, philosophy and women.