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Democratic Education / Edition 1
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Democratic Education / Edition 1

by Amy Gutmann
 

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ISBN-10: 0691009163

ISBN-13: 9780691009162

Pub. Date: 03/29/1999

Publisher: Princeton University Press

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

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780691009162
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
03/29/1999
Edition description:
Revised edition with a New preface and epilogue by the author
Pages:
334
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.25(h) x 5.75(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction: Back to Basics3
1States and Education19
2The Purposes of Primary Education48
3Dimensions of Democratic Participation71
4The Limits of Democratic Authority95
5Distributing Primary Schooling127
6The Purposes of Higher Education172
7Distributing Higher Education194
8Extramural Education232
9Educating Adults256
Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education282
Epilogue: Challenges of Civic Minimalism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitanism292
Works Cited317
Index339

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