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ERIC Number: EJ1019473
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1477-8785
Parental Education and Public Reason: Why Comprehensive Enrolment Is Justified
Giesinger, Johannes
Theory and Research in Education, v11 n3 p269-279 Nov 2013
Matthew Clayton claims that "comprehensive enrolment"--raising one's children in accordance with one's own conception of the good--is illegitimate. In his argument against comprehensive enrolment, Clayton refers to Rawls's idea of public reason. In a recent response to Clayton, Christina Cameron not only rejects Clayton's conclusions, but also denies that the idea of public reason can be applied to the parent-child relationship. This article responds to both Clayton and Cameron: It is stated, first, that political arrangements concerning children's upbringing must be acceptable in the light of public reason. Second, it is claimed that comprehensive enrolment can nevertheless be considered as legitimate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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