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Education, Justice, and Democracy


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Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school success and failure, and the other philosophical, focused on educationandrsquo;s value and purpose within the larger society. Rarely have these separate approaches been brought into the same conversation. Education, Justice, and Democracy does just that, offering an intensive discussion by highly respected scholars across empirical and philosophical disciplines.
The contributors explore how the institutions and practices of education can support democracy, by creating the conditions for equal citizenship and egalitarian empowerment, and how they can advance justice, by securing social mobility and cultivating the talents and interests of every individual. Then the authors evaluate constraints on achieving the goals of democracy and justice in the educational arena and identify strategies that we can employ to work through or around those constraints. More than a thorough compendium on a timely and contested topic, Education, Justice, and Democracy exhibits an entirely new, more deeply composed way of thinking about education as a whole and its importance to a good society.

About the Author

Danielle Allen is the UPS Foundation Professor of the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. She is author of Why Plato Wrote andand#160;The World of Prometheus.
Rob Reich is associate professor of political science with courtesy appointments in the Department of Philosophy and the School of Education at Stanford University. He is coeditor of Toward a Humanist Justice.

Table of Contents


Danielle Allen and Rob Reich

Part 1. Ideals

Chapter 1. The Challenges of Measuring School Quality: Implications for Educational Equity

Helen Ladd and Susanna Loeb

Chapter 2. Equality, Adequacy, and Kand#8211;12 Education

Rob Reich

Chapter 3. Learning to Be Equal: Just Schools as Schools of Justice

Anthony Simon Laden

Chapter 4. Education for Shared Fate Citizenship

Sigal Ben-Porath

Part 2. Constraints

Chapter 5. Can Members of Marginalized Groups Remain Invested in Schooling? An Assessment from the United States and the United Kingdom

Angel L. Harris

Chapter 6. Conferring Disadvantage: Immigration, Schools, and the Family

Carola Suand#225;rez-Orozco and Marcelo M. Suand#225;rez-Orozco

Chapter 7. The Myth of Intelligence: Smartness Isnand#8217;t Like Height

Gregory M. Walton

Chapter 8. Racial Segregation and Black Student Achievement

Richard Rothstein

Part 3. Strategies

Chapter 9. Family Values and School Policy: Shaping Values and Conferring Advantage

Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift

Chapter 10. The Federal Role in Educational Equity: The Two Narratives of School Reform and the Debate over Accountability

Patrick McGuinn

Chapter 11. Reading Thurgood Marshall as a Liberal Democratic Theorist: Race, School Finance, and the Courts

Anna Marie Smith

Chapter 12. Sharing Knowledge, Practicing Democracy: A Vision for the Twenty-First-Century University

Seth Moglen





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Allen, Danielle (edt)
University of Chicago Press
Allen, Danielle
Allen, Danielle S.
Reich, Rob
Philosophy & Aspects
Politics - General
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9 x 6 in

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History and Social Science » Politics » General
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