The Demands of Liberal Education

by Meira Levinson

Hardcover, 1999

Publication

Oxford University Press (1999), Edition: 1st Ed. (U.K.), 256 pages

Description

What should the aims of education be in a liberal society and 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 upon political theory, philosophy ofeducation, and empirical research to develop a liberal theory of children's education that is provocative and new. The book 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 childrendevelop the capacity for autonomy. Levinson argues that liberal governments should exercise much greater control over schools than they now do.

Language

Original language

English

Physical description

256 p.; 6 inches

ISBN

0198295448 / 9780198295440
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