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Publisher Comments:

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.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised EditionIntroduction: Back to Basics31States and Education192The Purposes of Primary Education483Dimensions of Democratic Participation714The Limits of Democratic Authority955Distributing Primary Schooling1276The Purposes of Higher Education1727Distributing Higher Education1948Extramural Education2329Educating Adults256Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education282Epilogue: Challenges of Civic Minimalism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitanism292Works Cited317Index339

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400822911
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Subject:
Education : History
Author:
Gutmann, Amy
Subject:
Education : Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Political Science : Political Ideologies - Democracy
Subject:
Education and state
Subject:
History
Subject:
Public Policy
Subject:
Philosophy & Social Aspects
Subject:
Education
Subject:
Democracy
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:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19990329
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
348

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