ERIC Number: ED389657
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizen Role, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Community Responsibility, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Political Attitudes, Social Responsibility, Values, Values Education
Princeton University Press, 41 Williams Street, Princeton, NJ 08540.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related journal article, see EJ 415 842.