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ERIC Number: EJ879858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
In Defence of Personal Autonomy as a Fundamental Educational Aim in Liberal Democracies: A Response to Hand
Aviram, Aharon; Assor, Avi
Oxford Review of Education, v36 n1 p111-126 Feb 2010
This paper responds to Michael Hand's argument in "Against autonomy as an educational aim" ("Oxford Review of Education", 32, 535-550), refutes it and identifies two faults at its foundation. Through this criticism, the paper makes a substantiated case, both theoretical and empirical, for endorsing the value of education for autonomy as a major goal of education in Liberal Democracies today. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Israel