Democratic Education

ISBN-10: 0691009163

ISBN-13: 9780691009162

Edition: 2nd 1999 (Revised)

Authors: Amy Gutmann
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Description: 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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List price: $47.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 4/18/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.364
Language: English

Preface to the Revised Edition
Introduction: Back to Basics
States and Education
The Purposes of Primary Education
Dimensions of Democratic Participation
The Limits of Democratic Authority
Distributing Primary Schooling
The Purposes of Higher Education
Distributing Higher Education
Extramural Education
Educating Adults
Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education
Epilogue: Challenges of Civic Minimalism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitanism
Works Cited
Index
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