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ERIC Number: EJ1065861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1913-9020
Struggles for Modern Education: Egalitarian Liberalism and Its Quest for Equal Access to Opportunity
Pistone, Renee A.
International Education Studies, v3 n3 p170-174 Aug 2010
Egalitarian liberalism strives for equal access to opportunity and can achieve it. Every individual must be granted the chance to live his or her own life (Rawls, 1971). Our society must offer all citizens their own autonomy and live up to the egalitarian promises giving them respect. This paper disagrees with the notion that children raised in unequal conditions are unequally prepared for life's challenges. It is asserted here that modern education must be egalitarian in order to level the playing the field between rich and poor children. It is an infringement on parent's liberty to raise their own children (Duncan, 1997). The liberal state can achieve equality of opportunity for each new generation and the liberal promise will then be fulfilled. It can only be achieved through education since diverse parenting styles will get in the way.
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Language: English
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