Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy / Edition 1

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This timely and important book presents a compelling new theory of political education for liberal democracies. Amidst current concern over the need to encourage a morally-sensitive and committed citizenry, Professor Callan's study provides a much-needed balanced discussion of the proper ends of education, as well as of the moral rights of parents and children.
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"This is a very good book. It is beautifully written; it contains an original interpretation of certain aspects of liberal political philosophy; and it applies some of these insights to the pressing issue of the kind of education that is appropriate for liberal citizenship...Callan is to be commended for applying a sophisticated liberal political philosophy to the difficult and neglected issues of citizenship education. He demonstrates that philosophy is capable of advancing our thinking in these areas, and generating a principled on these very thorny issues. Even when readers disagree with Callan's conclusions, they will benefit from engaging with his argument and analysis."—The Review of Politics
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198292586
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 10/30/1997
  • Series: Oxford Political Theory Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Lexile: 1480L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor Eamonn Callan is Professor of Educational Policy Studies aty the University of Alberta, Canada. He was educated at University College, Dublin and at the University of Alberta, where he gained his Ph.D. in the Philosophy of Education in 1982. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the philosophy of education and educational policy.

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Table of Contents

1 Education and the politics of virtue 1
2 Pluralism and political liberalism 12
3 Autonomy, justice, and the good 43
4 Justice, care, and community 70
5 Patriotism and sentimentality 100
6 The great sphere and rights 132
7 Common schools, separate schools 162
8 Virtue, dialogue, and the common school 196
9 Conclusion 221
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