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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.
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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.

Synopsis:

Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.

Synopsis:

Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.

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

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction: Back to Basics3
1States and Education19
2The Purposes of Primary Education48
3Dimensions of Democratic Participation71
4The Limits of Democratic Authority95
5Distributing Primary Schooling127
6The Purposes of Higher Education172
7Distributing Higher Education194
8Extramural Education232
9Educating Adults256
Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education282
Epilogue: Challenges of Civic Minimalism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitanism292
Works Cited317
Index339

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691009162
Author:
Gutmann, Amy
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Reich, Rob
Author:
Allen, Danielle S.
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
Education
Subject:
History
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Education and state
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Educational Reform
Subject:
Political Science and International Relations
Subject:
Political philosophy
Subject:
Education -- Aims and objectives.
Subject:
Democracy -- United States.
Subject:
Education-General
Subject:
Political Sc
Subject:
ience and International Relations
Subject:
Higher education
Subject:
Philosophy & Aspects
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 line drawings, 2 tables
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1 in

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"Synopsis" by , Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.
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Who should have the authority to shape the education of citizens in a democracy? This is the central question posed by Amy Gutmann in the first book-length study of the democratic theory of education. The author tackles a wide range of issues, from the democratic case against book banning to the role of teachers' unions in education, as well as the vexed questions of public support for private schools and affirmative action in college admissions.

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