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ERIC Number: EJ1018423
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 63
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0077-5762
Childhood, Schooling, and Universal Morality
Kennedy, David
Yearbook of the National Society for the Study of Education, v112 n1 p61-79 2013
This chapter contrasts the aims of progressive and traditional state-mandated schooling, and argues that the former represents a new form in the history of Western education, oriented to individual, social and moral reconstruction rather than reproduction, and guided by the evolutionary possibilities inherent in human neoteny. The school is identified as a key site for the reconstruction of civic virtue in its role as a "just community" or embryonic society grounded in the principles and practices of participatory democracy.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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