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Abay’s Legacy to the Philosophy of Education

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dc.contributor.author Shon, Peter
dc.date.accessioned 2017-06-28T06:00:42Z
dc.date.available 2017-06-28T06:00:42Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Shon, P. (2017). Abay’s legacy to the philosophy of education. NUGSE Research in Education, 2(1), 36-41. Retrieved from nugserie.nu.edu.kz ru_RU
dc.identifier.uri http://nur.nu.edu.kz/handle/123456789/2416
dc.description.abstract As early as the nineteenth century, Abay Kunanbayev foresaw the need to adapt to the world being altered by the hands of geopolitical powers. Rather than to be swept away by the waves of colonial influences, he became the lonely voice in the wilderness urging the Kazakhs to become educated multi-lingually. Though Abay is revered as the country’s foremost philosopher and poet, his writings are mostly covered in secondary school Kazakh Literature courses; though often quoted, the work of Abay is seldom read in its entirety. In addition, information about the impact of his writings on present-day educators in Kazakhstan is lacking. The purpose of this paper is to describe and juxtapose the main ideas in Abay’s The Book of Words, first published in 1909, with various philosophers from the West to examine the relevance of his philosophy in today’s Kazakhstani society. This paper is a historical description which seeks to answer the metaphysical, epistemological, and pedagogical questions under the themes of man, knowledge, and education. This study will contribute to bringing a further spotlight on Abay, not only as a steppe philosopher and poet of the past, but as a philosopher in education for contemporary Kazakh society. ru_RU
dc.language.iso en ru_RU
dc.publisher NUGSE Research in Education ru_RU
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States *
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/ *
dc.subject Abay ru_RU
dc.subject knowledge ru_RU
dc.subject soul ru_RU
dc.subject education ru_RU
dc.subject man ru_RU
dc.subject Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES::Social sciences::Education ru_RU
dc.title Abay’s Legacy to the Philosophy of Education ru_RU
dc.type Article ru_RU


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