Penny Enslin on liberal feminism, justice and education: in dialogue with Jennifer Bleazby

Jennifer Bleazby, Penny Enslin

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Penny Enslin is an analytic philosopher of education and politics. Her research examines a range of contemporary educational problems, especially through the lens of liberal feminism. She has also drawn on other theoretical perspectives, such as Marxism, post-colonialism, African philosophies of education, and cosmopolitanism. As a liberal feminist, much of Enslin’s research examines how different educational theories, policies and practices foster or inhibit autonomy and social justice. An overview of the key tenets of liberal feminism provides a useful framework for understanding the aspects of Enslin’s work that are discussed in the following dialogue.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTheory and Philosophy in Education Research
Subtitle of host publicationMethodological Dialogues
EditorsJohn Quay, Jennifer Bleazby, Steven A. Stolz, Maurizio Toscano, R. Scott Webster
Place of PublicationLondon UK
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780815386025
ISBN (Print)9780815386018, 9780815386025
Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2018


  • Philosophy of education
  • liberal feminism
  • political philosophy
  • education research methods

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