Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

by Eamonn Callan
     
 

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:
9780198292586
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
10/30/1997
Series:
Oxford Political Theory Series
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.30(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile:
1480L (what's this?)

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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