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Teaching Philosophy

Volume 17, Issue 4, December 1994

Roy Martinez
Pages 351-358

Pedagogy, Philosophy, and African-American Students

The purpose of this paper is to attend to a certain attitude towards philosophy at Spellman College and to offer an account of its occurrence. This paper also offers recommendations on pedagogical methods and curricular models to attract African American students to philosophy. The author uses examples from personal experience teaching ethics seminars and articulates guiding principles for engaging students on a personal level while cultivating their interest in the discipline.

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