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ERIC Number: ED389657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 321
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-691-07736-3
Democratic Education.
Gutman, Amy
This book defends the democratic ideal of education and elaborates its implications for educational practices in the United States today. The volume contends democracy is not merely a political process of rule by majorities or pluralities, but it is also a political ideal of a society whose adult members are, and continue to be, equipped by their education and authorized by political structures to share in ruling. Chapters in the book include: (1) "Introduction: Back to Basics"; (2) "States and Education"; (3) "The Purposes of Primary Education"; (4) "Dimensions of Democratic Participation"; (5) "The Limits of Democratic Authority"; (6) "Distributing Primary Schooling"; (7) "The Purposes of Higher Education"; (8) "Distributing Higher Education"; (9) "Extramural Education"; (10)"Educating Adults"; and (11) "Conclusion: The Primacy of Political Education." (EH)
Princeton University Press, 41 Williams Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: For a related journal article, see EJ 415 842.