9780198295440

The Demands of Liberal Education

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  • ISBN13:

    9780198295440

  • ISBN10:

    0198295448

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 1999-12-23
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Summary

What should the aims of education be in a liberal society? 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 on political theory, philosophy of education, and empirical research to develop a liberal theory of children's education. Author Meira Levinson argues that contrary to the assumptions of many philosophers, educators, parents, and politicians, the liberal state is obligated as a matter of justice to help all children develop the capacity for autonomy. Forwarding a provocative new view, Levinson contends that liberal governments should exercise much greater control over schools than they currently maintain.

Author Biography


Dr. Meira Levinson is a teacher at the Atlanta Public Schools

Table of Contents

Introduction 1(8)
Autonomy and the foundations of contemporary liberalism
9(27)
The development of autonomy
36(28)
Modifying the liberal educational ideal
64(36)
Culture, choice, and citizenship: schooling private citizens in the public square
100(32)
Making sense of it all: transforming political theory into educational policy
132(39)
Notes 171(42)
Bibliography 213(16)
Index 229

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