n South African Journal of Higher Education - Prolegomena to an African philosophy of education : perspectives on higher education




This article examines the qualities that mark an educated person with special reference to the Akan conception of an educated person. This list of qualities for defining the notion of being educated originates from a traditional African conception of what the training of the youth for the living of life entails. In discussing such a definition of an educated person, it is hoped that the present attempt to elicit an African conception of education from a conceptual analysis based on attention to an African vernacular will encourage other Africans to look within in a similar way in their thinking about education and other fundamental issu


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