Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry

Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry is an independent, bi-yearly, refereed educational journal that publishes essays, research notes, and book reviews pertaining to the wide and increasingly important intersections of culture, education and the general categories of social and ecological well-being. As an important component of its interdisciplinary foci, the journal assumes the critical relevance of the cultural and pedagogical perspective as the lens to all areas and possible paradigms of educational and socio-cultural developments. And as a geographically and epistemically inclusive publication, Cultural and Pedagogical Inquiry values research inspired works that emanate from community projects, and could occasionally publish submissions that fall within the parameters of poetry, text-borne folkloric performances, and artistic expressions. Within this generalist and polycentric perspective, therefore, the journal welcomes works in critical and cultural studies of education, general foundations of education, postcolonial studies in education, comparative and international perspectives of education, citizenship education, gender studies in education, and emancipatory and hope theories of education.

Editorial Team

Founding Editors
Ali A. Abdi, University of Alberta

Cecille M. DePass, University of Calgary

Book Review Editor
Edward Shizha, Wilfrid Laurier University

Production Manager
Derek Tannis, University of Saskatchewan


Editorial Advisory Board
Marie Battiste, University of Saskatchewan 
Yvonne Brown, University of British Columbia
Christine Fox, Wollongong University, Australia
Ratna Ghosh, McGill University

Henry Giroux, McMaster University

Yan Guo, University of Calgary
Celia Haig-Brown, York University
Anne Hudson, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Ingrid Johnston, University of Alberta
Yatta Kanu, University of Manitoba
Jennifer Kelly, University of Alberta
Ruby King, University of West Indies
Enid Lee, Enid Lee Consultants, Santa Cruz, California 
Ladi Semali, Pennsylvania State University
Lynette Shultz, University of Alberta

Aruna Srivastava, University of Calgary
Swee-Hin Toh, Griffith University, Australia
Bing Wang, Liaoning Normal University, China
John Willinsky, Stanford University








Vol 6, No 2 (2014)

Table of Contents


Editorial introduction
Ali A. Abdi , Cecille DePass


Noorfarah Merali
Aamir Jamal


Towani Duchscher

Book Reviews

Bridging Culture, Indigenous and Scientific Ways of Knowing
Yovita Gwekwerere
Philosophy of Education: Its relevance to teacher education
Ngoni Makuvaza