Civic minimalism, cosmopolitanism, and patriotism: where does democratic education stand in relation to each? / Amy Gutmann How do liberal democracies teach values? / Christopher L. Eisgruber Education disestablishment: why democratic values are ill-served by democratic control of schooling / Michael W. McConnell Pluralism and democratic education: stopping short by stopping with schools / Nancy L. Rosenblum Can publicly funded schools legitimately teach values in a constitutional democracy? A reply to McConnell and Eisgruber / Amy Gutmann Civic education and ethical subservience: from Mozert to Santa Fe and beyond / John Tomasi Liberalism, neutrality, and education / Peter de Merneffe School vouchers, separation of church and state, and personal autonomy / Harry Brighouse Testing the boundaries of parental authority over education: the case of homeschooling / Rob Reich Changing the conversation about children's education / James G. Dwyer Moral education and juvenile crime / Randall Curren The promise of racial integration in multicultural age / Lawrence Blum Individual experience and social policy: thinking practically about overcoming racial and ethnic prejudice / William A. Galston Civic virtue, cultural bounty: the case for ethnoracial diversity / Anita L. Allen The broken promise of racial integration / Andrew Valls.
What are the proper aims of education in a liberal democracy? The essayists in this volume bring philosophical, political, and legal reflection to bear on the practical questions of how education should be changed for the 21st century.
"The contributions to this ... volume ... center around a group of papers and commentaries presented at the 1998 meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy held in conjunction with the Eastern Division Meeting of the American Philosophical Association in Washington, D.C., December 1998"--Pref.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.