Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

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This book brings together essays by leading political, legal, and educational theorists to re-examine the requirements of citizenship education in liberal-democratic societies. The chapters in the book evaluate demands by minority groups for cultural recognition through education, and also examine arguments for and against citizenship education as a means of fostering a shared national identity.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199253661
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/6/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 464
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Kevin McDonough is Assistant Professor of Philosophy of Education, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University Walter Feinberg is Professor of Philosophy of Education, Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Cahmpaign

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Liberalism and the Dilemma of Public Education in Multicultural Societies, Walter Feinberg and Kevin McDonough
Cosmopolitanism, Liberalism and Common Education
1. Teaching Cosmopolitan Right, Jeremy Waldron
2. Liberal Education: The United States Example, K. Anthony Appiah
3. Freedom of Conscience, Pluralism, and Personal Identity, Kenneth A. Strike
4. Between State and Civil Society: European Contexts for Education, Joseph Dunne
5. The Burdens and Dilemmas of Common Schooling, Terence H. McLaughlin
6. Should We Teach Patriotic History?, Harry Brighouse
Liberalism and Traditionalist Education
7. Comprehensive Educations and the Liberal Understanding of Autonomy, Shelley Burtt
8. Citizenship as Identity, Citizenship as Shared Fate, and the Functions of Multiculatural Education, Melissa S. Williams
9. Civic Friendship and Democratic Education, David Blacker
10. Schooling and Cultural Maintenance for Religious Minorities in the Liberal State, J. Mark Halstead
Liberal Constraints on Traditionalist Education
11. Multicultural Accommodations in Education, Rob Reich
12. 'Mistresses of Their Own Destiny': Group Rgihts, Gender and Realistic Rights of Exit, Susan Moller Okin
13. Multinational Civic Education, Keving McDonough
14. Religious Education in Liberal Democratic Societies: The Question of Accountability and Autonomy, Walter Feinberg
15. Liberalism and Group Identities, Stephen Macedo

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