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Democratic education

Author: Amy Gutmann
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [Rev. ed.]View all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Gutmann, Amy.
Democratic education.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©1999
(DLC) 98043566
(OCoLC)40298318
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Gutmann
ISBN: 1400811910 9781400811915
OCLC Number: 52223426
Notes: "First printing of the revised paperback edition"--Title page verso.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 348 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction: Back to Basics --
1. States and Education --
2. The Purposes of Primary Education --
3. Dimensions of Democratic Participation --
4. The Limits of Democratic Authority --
5. Distributing Primary Schooling --
6. The Purposes of Higher Education --
7. Distributing Higher Education --
8. Extramural Education --
9. Educating Adults --
Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education --
Epilogue: Challenges of Civic Minimalism, Multiculturalism, and Cosmopolitanism.
Responsibility: Amy Gutmann, with a new preface and epilogue.

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