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Biographical Note

Yusef Waghid is a full Professor of Philosophy of Education in the Department of Education Policy Studies since 2002 and previously Dean of the Faculty of Education at Stellenbosch University. He holds doctorates in the areas of Philosophy of Education, Education Policy Studies, and Philosophy. He is an elected member (fellow) of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf), executive member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education, B-rated NRF researcher with internationally acclaimed status, and Editor-in-Chief of South African Journal of Higher Education. His most recent books are Education, democracy and citizenship reconsidered: Pedagogical encounters (Stellenbosch: Sun Media Press, 2010), Conceptions of Islamic education: Pedagogical framings (New York: Peter Lang, 2011), African philosophy of education reconsidered: On being human (London: Routledge, 2013), (with Nuraan Davids) Citizenship education and violence in schools: On disrupted potentialities and becoming (Rotterdam/Taipei: Sense Publishers, 2014), and as sectional editor for philosophy of education in the volume edited by Bridges, D., Burbules, N., Griffiths, M. & Smeyers, P. International Handbook on Interpretation in Educational Research (Philosophy of Education Genre) (Dortrecht: Springer, 2014, forthcoming). In 2011 he was honoured with the prestigious National Research Foundation (NRF) Special Recognition Award: ‘Champion of Research Capacity Development at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa’ as recognition for his influence and significant contribution towards the transformation of the social science community in South Africa.


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FACULTY OF EDUCATION, STELLENBOSCH UNIVERSITY, GG CILLIE BUILDING, PRIVATE BAG X1 MATIELAND, STELLENBOSCH, 7602, SOUTH AFRICA


PHONE (021) 808 3948 • FAX (021) 808 2283 • E-MAIL yw@sun.ac.za
YUSEF WAGHID (55)
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
DPhil (Philosophy, 2001); PhD (Education Policy Studies, 2000) (Stellenbosch University) and DEd (Philosophy of Education, 1995); MEd; BEd; BA; STD, Senior Teachers Diploma (University of the Western Cape); and Certificate in Management (CM) (Mancosa, 1998)
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
Academic


  • 2002-to present: Professor of Philosophy of Education (Department of Education Policy Studies, Stellenbosch University)

  • 2001-2002: Ad hominem Associate Professor (Department of Education Policy Studies, Stellenbosch University)

  • 1999-2001: Senior Lecturer (Department of Education Policy Studies, Stellenbosch University)

  • 1992-1995: Philosophy of Education Tutor (Part-time), University of the Western Cape


Visiting Professor


  • 2001 (October): Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies, Hamburg University, Germany

  • 2003 (May): Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Hamburg University, Germany

  • 2005 (September): Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Humanities, University of Salzburg, Austria

  • 2007 (June): Department of Education, Psychology and Sport, Hamburg University, Germany

  • 2010 (September): ATMA, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

  • 2012 (May): Ghent University, Belgium

  • 2012 (September): Waikato University, New Zealand [Also Nominated for Adjunct Professor]


Management


  • 2007-2012: Dean (Faculty of Education) (5.1 years)

  • 2003-2007: Departmental Chair (Education Policy Studies) (4.1 years)

  • 1998-1999: Director (Centre for Education Development, Stellenbosch University)

  • 1996-1997: Senior Teaching Adviser (Bureau for University Teaching, University of South Africa)


Teaching


  • 1992-1996: Head of Department (Wynberg Secondary School)

  • 1979-1991: Teacher (Zeekoevlei and Ocean View Secondary Schools)

RESEARCH FOCUS




  • Analytical inquiry vis-à-vis democratic citizenship, cosmopolitanism and education within the genres of teaching and learning, educational policy, African higher education transformation, and Islamic education


National Research Awards


  • 2013: Research Award (R50 000) – Amongst Top 25 of SU’s Most Productive Researchers

  • 2012: Human and Social Dynamics in Development Grand Challenge (HSDD Grant) for Project: Cultivating Democratic Citizenship and Cosmopolitanism in Higher Education (R1.205m for 3 years)

  • 2012: Rector’s Award for General Performance (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2011: Rector’s Award for General Performance (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2011: National Research Foundation Special Recognition Award: Champion of Research Capacity Development at Higher Education Institutions in South Africa (R300 000 Grant)

  • 2010-2015: National Research Foundation (NRF) B3 Rating (Internationally acclaimed researcher) (R80 000 per annum for 6 years)

  • 2010: Rector’s Award for Excellent Service (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2008-until present: Elected Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

  • 2007: Rector’s Award for Excellent Research (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2007: EASA (Education Association of South Africa) Medal of Honour for Contribution to Higher Education

  • 2005-2009: National Research Foundation (NRF) C2 Rating (Established researcher) (R40 000 per annum for 5 years)

  • 2002: Rector’s Award for Excellent Research (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2002: Education Association of South Africa (EASA) Research Award

  • 2001: Biennial South African Journal of Higher Education Award: Perspectives on Higher Education Category for the article, “Engaging universities and society through research, teaching and service” Volume 13 No 2 of 1999.


International Research Networks


  • Collaborative Research on Cosmopolitan Education with Paul Smeyers from Ghent University (Belgium) (2007-2013).

  • Member of research team on project: Intellectual Advancement through the Internationalisation of Curriculum Studies led by Bill Pinar, British Columbia University (Canada) (2008-2010).

  • Member of Muslim Schools Project: A Comparison between Germany and South Africa (with Wolfram Weise of the University of Hamburg) (2007-2009).

  • Member of research team of Public Transformations of Universities Project (with Diana Rhoten & Craig Calhoun of HSRC in New York) (2008-2012).


Professional Affiliations


  • 2013-to present: Member of the Board of Consulting Editors for the Online Encyclopaedia of Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • 2013-to present: Regional Editor of Educational Philosophy and Theory

  • 2013-to present: Assistant Editor of Ethics and Education Taylor & Francis journal of the International Network of Philosophers of Education

  • 2012-to present: Member of Advisory Board of Centre for Global Studies in Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand.

  • 2012-to present: Member of Editorial Advisory Board of Higher Education Research & Development (HERD)

  • 2011-to present: Member of Review Board of the international journal Educational Theory

  • 2010-to present: Chief Regional Editor for Africa of the international journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning

  • 2008-to present: Elected Member of the Academy of Science of South Africa (ASSAf)

  • 2008-2010: Member of the Programme Committee (INPE, Bogota [Columbia] Conference)

  • 2008-2010: Member of the International Advisory Board of the Journal of Educational Administration and History

  • 2007-to present: Member of the Editorial Board of Perspectives in Education

  • 2006-2018: Executive Board Member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE)

  • 2006: Chair of the Education Association of South Africa (EASA)

  • 2005 – to present: Editor-in-Chief of South African Journal of Higher Education

  • 2001-2005: Associate Editor of South African Journal of Higher Education

  • 2005-to present: Member of the American Educational Research Association (AERA)

  • 2003-to present: Member of the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB

  • 2002-2011: Member of the Editorial Board of the Education Association of South Africa (EASA)

  • 2001-2003; 2006-2008: Executive Member of the South African Association for Research and Development in Higher Education (SAARDHE) – Organiser of the 2003 SAARDHE Conference: “Rethinking and re-imagining higher education”

  • 2001-2002: Chair of the Philosophy of Education Interest Group (EASA)

  • 1996-2003: Consultant Editor of South African Journal of Higher Education

  • 1999-to present: Member of the International Network of Philosophers of Education (INPE)

  • 1997-to present: Member of the Kenton Education Association of South Africa

COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIPS




  • 2008-20013: Member of Appointments Committee of Senate (ASK[S])

  • 2006-2007: Member of University Research Committee as Member of Senate (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2004-2010: Member of Library Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2005-2011: Member of Honorary Degrees Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2002-to present: Member of the University Senate (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2002-2005: Member of Research Sub-Committee A of the University, Faculty of Education Representative (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2000-2001: Member of the Task Team to facilitate the implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2000-2001: Member of Employment Equity Forum (Stellenbosch University, Humaniora and Overarching Forum)

  • 2000-2002: Member of Central Student Disciplinary Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2000-2001: Member of Academic Development Programmes Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 1998-1999: Member of Steering Committee (Centre for Education Development)

  • 1999, 2002-2006: Member of Standing Committee (Research, Faculty of Education)

  • 1999-2001: Member of Standing Committee (Distance Education, Faculty of Education)

  • 1999: Member of Working Committee (M Phil in Educational Leadership, Faculty of Education)

  • 1999-2001: Member of Working Committee (Governance, English, Mathematics and Science Community Service Project in the Northern Cape)

CONVENORSHIPS




  • 2007-2012 (March): Chair of the Faculty of Education’s, Examination Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2007-2012 (March): Chair of the Faculty of Education’s, Faculty Committee and Executive Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2007-2012 (March): Chair of the Faculty of Education’s, Faculty Board (Stellenbosch University)

  • 2002-2005: Chair of the Faculty of Education’s Research Standing Committee (Stellenbosch University)

  • 1998-1999: Director: Centre for Education Development (University of Stellenbosch)

  • 2000-2002: Convenor of Standing Committee (Community Service)

ACADEMIC COMMUNITY SERVICE




  • 2013-2014: Member of the Task Team of Council on Higher Education (CHE): Reviewing the State of HE in SA Over twenty Years

  • 2007-2011: Member of the Education Advisory Committee of the NRF

  • 2006-2007: Member of the ACE, BEd and PGCE Programmes Accreditation Committee, CHE / HEQC (23-24 November, 25-26 July 2007, 30-31 August 2007, 19 October 2007)

  • 2006: Chair of the HEQC Panel for the Teach-Out of MEd at the University of Zululand (21-22 November 2006)

  • 2006: Chair of the HEQC Panel for the National Teacher Education Review Team at the University of Pretoria (15-18 August 2006)

  • 2005: Panel Member of the HEQC Review Team to Limpopo University (6-11 November 2005)

  • 2005: Member of the MEd Accreditation Committee, CHE / HEQC (23-25 November 2005)

  • 1999–2001: Co-ordinator of Governance and Literacy Development Component of Billiton funded project in Northern Cape (Governance, English, Mathematics and Science, GEMS)

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS (248)
Guest Editor (2)
Waghid, Y. & Smeyers, P. (2012) African Philosophy of Education [Special Issue]. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(S2): 1-100.
Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. (2013) Islamic education: Possibilities, Opportunities and Tensions [Special Issue]. Studies in Philosophy and Education (Forthcoming).
Books (12)


  1. Waghid, Y. 2002. Democratic Education: Policy and Praxis. Stellenbosch: University of Stellenbosch Printers, (126 pp.), ISBN: 0-620-29956-8.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2003. Community and Democracy in South Africa: Liberal vs Communitarian Perspectives. Frankfurt-am Main: Peter Lang, (204 pp.), ISBN: 3-03910-194-3.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2003. Education as Virtue: Cultivating Practical Reasoning and Compassion. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University Printers, (105 pp.), ISBN: 09584687-7-X.




  1. Waghid, Y. & Le Grange, L. (eds.). 2004. Imaginaries on Democratic Education and Change. Pretoria: SAARDHE, (172 pp.), ISBN: 0-9584687-8-8.




  1. Waghid, Y., Van Wyk, B., Adams, F. & November, I. (eds.). 2005. African(a) Philosophy of Education: Reconstructions and Deconstructions. Stellenbosch: Stellenbosch University Printers, (316 pp.), ISBN: 0-620-34077-0.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2010. Education, Democracy and Citizenship Revisited: Pedagogical Encounters. Stellenbosch: SUN PReSS, (155 pp.), ISBN: 978-1-920338-43-5.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2011. Conceptions of Islamic Education: Pedagogical Framings. Global Studies in Education Series Volume III. New York: Peter Lang Publishers, (152 pp.), ISBN: 9781433112041 (Hardback), ISBN: 9781433112034 (Paperback); ISSN 2153330X.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2013. African Philosophy of Education Reconsidered: On Being Human. London: Routledge, (168 pp.); ISBN 9780415825849 (Hardback).




  1. Chapman, J., McNamara, S., Reiss, M. & Waghid, Y. (eds.) 2014. International Handbook for Learning, Teaching and Leadership in Faith-based Schools (Dortrecht: Springer Press).




  1. The Europa World of Learning 2014, 64th Edition: The University during Times of Strife – Waghid, Y. (special editor) (London, Routledge), ISBN 978-1-85743-690-7.




  1. Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. 2014. Citizenship, Education and Violence: On Disrupted Potentialities and Becoming. Rotterdam & Taipei: Sense Publishers (In Press).




  1. Waghid, Y. (Sectional ed.) 2014. In: Bridges, D., Burbules, N., Griffiths, M. & Smeyers, P. (eds.). International Handbook on Interpretation in Educational Research (Philosophy of Education Genre) (Dortrecht: Springer).



Refereed Academic Journals

International
# ISI and or IBSS / *Accredited (61)


  1. Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. 2013. Muslim education and its (in)commensurability with multiculturalism: Some thoughts on the imaginative madrassah. Policy Futures in Education (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. 2013. Teaching and learning as a deliberative encounter: On the possibility of new imaginings. Higher Education Research and Development, 32(6): (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. 2013. Philosophical remarks on Nelson Mandela’s education legacy. Educational Philosophy and Theory (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. & Smeyers, P. 2013. Reenvisioning the future: Democratic citizenship education and Islamic education. Journal of Philosophy of Education, 47(4): (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. 2013. Islamic education: possibilities, opportunities and tensions - Introduction. Studies in Philosophy and Education (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. 2013. Islamic education and cosmopolitanism: a philosophical interlude. Studies in Philosophy and Education (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. 2013. On the (im)possibility of democratic citizenship education in the Arab and Muslim world. Studies in Philosophy and Education (Forthcoming).




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2013. Islam, democracy and an education for non-violence. Ethics and Education (Forthcoming).




  1. Waghid, Y. & Davids, N. 2013. Combating terrorism through an education for democratic iteration. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 30(2): 1-20.




  1. #*Smeyers, P., De Ruyter, D., Strand, T. & Waghid, Y. 2013. Publish yet perish: On the pitfalls of philosophy of education in an age of impact factors. Studies in Philosophy and Education (Forthcoming).




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2012. Response to Paul Smeyers’s review of Conceptions of Islamic education, Studies in Philosophy and Education, 31(1): 99-101.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. & Smeyers, P. 2012. Reconsidering ubuntu: On the educational potential of an ethic of care. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(S2): 6-20.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. & Smeyers, P. 2012. Taking into account African philosophy: An impetus to amend the agenda of philosophy of education. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 44(S2): 1-5.




  1. #*Davids, N. & Waghid, Y. 2012. Re-imagining democratic citizenship education: Towards a culture of compassionate responsibility. Perspectives in Education, 30(4): 19-28.




  1. Smeyers, P. & Waghid, Y. 2010. Cosmopolitanism and the radical postmodern critique. Educational Theory, 60(4): 449-467.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. & Smeyers, P. 2010. On doing justice to cosmopolitan values and the otherness of the other. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 29(2): 197-211.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2010. On the limits of cosmopolitanism and a ‘curriculum of refuge’ – A response to Molly Quinn. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 7(1): 104-106.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2009. Education for responsible citizenship. Perspectives in Education, 27(1): 85-90.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2009. The public university in South Africa: Philosophical remarks on the notion of elitist knowledge production. Perspectives in Education, 27(3): 211-214.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2009. Education and madrassahs in South Africa: On the possibility of preventing extremism. British Journal of Religious Education, 31(2): 117-128.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2009. Patriotism and democratic citizenship education in South Africa: On the (im)possibility of reconciliation and nation building. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 41(4): 399-409.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2008. The public role of the university reconsidered. Perspectives in Education, 26(1): 19-24.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2008. Democratic citizenship education and friendship revisited: In defence of democratic justice. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 27(2/3): 197-206.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2007. Teacher mobility: loss for South African schools? Perspectives in Education, 25(2): 101-108.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2007. Education, responsibility and democratic justice: cultivating friendship to alleviate some of the injustices on the African continent. Educational Philosophy and Theory, 39(2): 182-196.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2007. Against ‘smart’ thinking, Perspectives in Education, 25(1): 119-122.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2006. Dialogue and the limits of violence: some thoughts on responsible action. Journal of Beliefs and Values, 27(3): 315-326.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2006. Against terrorism: cultivating a pedagogy of peace. Comparative Education Review, 50(3): 528-530.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2006. Reclaiming freedom and friendship through post-graduate student supervision. Teaching in Higher Education, 11(4): 427-439.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2006. University education and deliberation: in defence of practical reasoning. Higher Education, 51(3): 315-328.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2005. Respect, dialogue and reconciliation in South Africa. Theory of Science, 14(3): 33-46.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2005. On the possibility of cultivating justice through teaching and learning: an argument for civic reconciliation in South Africa. Policy Futures in Education, 3(2): 132-140.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2005. Action as an educational virtue: towards a different understanding of democratic citizenship education. Educational Theory, 55(3): 323-342.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2004. Compassion, citizenship and education in South Africa: Transformative possibility? International Review of Education, 50(5/6): 525-542.




  1. #*Waghid, Y. 2004. Compassionate citizenship and education. Perspectives in Education, 22(1): 41-50.




  1. Waghid, Y. 2004. Democratic citizenship and higher education in South Africa: preparing students for the world of work. Kwartalnik Pedagogiczny, 1(1): 293-311.
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