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Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy
     

Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy

by Eamonn Callan
 

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ISBN-10: 0199270198

ISBN-13: 9780199270194

Pub. Date: 06/03/2004

Publisher: Oxford University Press

What is the role of political education in liberal democracies? This question, which is at the heart of recent debates in the US over federal funding of private schools, forms the core of this book. The problem of political education is to ensure the constitutive ideals of liberal democracy while remaining open to a diversity of conduct and beliefs that may

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What is the role of political education in liberal democracies? This question, which is at the heart of recent debates in the US over federal funding of private schools, forms the core of this book. The problem of political education is to ensure the constitutive ideals of liberal democracy while remaining open to a diversity of conduct and beliefs that may threaten those ideals. In Creating Citizens, Eamonn Callan, one of the world's foremost philosophers of education, identifies both the principal ends of civic education and the rights that limit their political pursuit. This timely new study sheds light on some of our most divisive educational controversies, such as state sponsorship and regulation of denominational schooling, as well as the role of non-denominational schools in the moral and political development of children.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199270194
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
06/03/2004
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Education and the Politics of Virtue
2. Pluralism and Political Liberalism
3. Autonomy, Justice, and the Good
4. Justice, Care, and Community
5. Patriotism and Sentimentality
6. The Great Sphere and Rights
7. Common Schools, Separate Schools
8. Virtue, Dialogue, and the Common School
9. Conclusion

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