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Making Good Citizens Education and Civil Society

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ISBN-10: 0300099177

ISBN-13: 9780300099171

Edition: 2003

Authors: Diane Ravitch, Joseph P. Viteritti

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List price: $37.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 8/11/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Diane Ravitchis Research Professor of Education at New York University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. From 1991 to 1993, she was Assistant Secretary of Education and Counselor to Secretary of Education Lamar Alexander in the administration of President George H.W. Bush. President Clinton appointed her to the National Assessment Governing Board, which oversees federal testing. She is the author or editor of over twenty books, includingThe Language PoliceandLeft Back, and her articles have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines. A native of Houston, Ravitch graduated from the Houston public schools, Wellesley College, and Columbia University. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Education and Democracy
Education and Democratic Citizenship
Community-Based Social Capital and Educational Performance
Fluctuations of Social Capital in an Urban Neighborhood
To Not Fade Away: Restoring Civil Identity Among the Young
Moral Disagreement, Moral Education, Common Ground
Some Problems in Acknowledging Diversity
Education and Citizenship in an Age of Pluralism
Common Education and the Democratic Ideal
Once More into the Breach: Reflections on Jefferson, Madison, and the Religion Problem
Civil Society, Religion, and the Formation of Citizens
Schooling and Religious Pluralism
Religion and Education: American Exceptionalism?
Risking Choice, Redressing Inequality
List of Contributors
Index