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Are American schools socially just institutions? Using the methods of political philosopher John Rawls, this book answers that question by arguing for four principles that express the basic purposes that Americans hold for their schoolsprinciples of Personal Liberty, Democracy, Equal Opportunity, and Economic Growth.
Barry L. Bull is Professor of Philosophy of Education at Indiana University, in Bloomington
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"This book is about theory, so it does not tell the reader what to do, but its careful analysis of the principles of social justice and educational practices leaves no doubt about what needs to be done. The book is an exemplar of how the philosophy of education - sorely lacking in today's teacher preparation - can contribute to better practice." --R.R. Sherman, Choice