The Demands of Liberal Education

The Demands of Liberal Education

by Meira Levinson


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The Demands of Liberal Education by Meira Levinson

What should the aims of education be in a liberal society? Who should exercise control over education? How can children be taught to become good citizens of a pluralistic state? The Demands of Liberal Education seeks to answer these questions by drawing on political theory, philosophy of education, and empirical research to develop a liberal theory of children's education. Author Meira Levinson argues that contrary to the assumptions of many philosophers, educators, parents, and politicians, the liberal state is obligated as a matter of justice to help all children develop the capacity for autonomy. Forwarding a provocative new view, Levinson contends that liberal governments should exercise much greater control over schools than they currently maintain.

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ISBN-13: 9780198295440
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date: 12/23/1999
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Lexile: 1680L (what's this?)

About the Author

Dr. Meira Levinson is a teacher at the Atlanta Public Schools

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