The Demands of Liberal Education

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Oxford University Press, Sep 23, 1999 - Education - 237 pages
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What should the aims of education be in a liberal society and who should exercise control over education? How can children be taught to become good citizens of a pluralistic state? The Demands of Liberal Education seeks to answer these questions by drawing upon political theory, philosophy of education, and empirical research to develop a liberal theory of children's education that is provocative and new. The book argues that contrary to the assumptions of manyphilosophers, educators, parents and politicians, the liberal state is obligated as a matter of justice to help all children develop the capacity for autonomy. Levinson argues that liberal governments should exercise much greater control over schools than they now do.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 Autonomy and the foundations of contemporary liberalism
9
2 The development of autonomy
36
3 Modifying the liberal educational ideal
64
schooling private citizens in the public square
100
transforming political theory into educational policy
132
Notes
171
Bibliography
213
Index
229
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Dr. Meira Levinson is a teacher at the Atlanta Public Schools

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