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ERIC Number: EJ900768
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0305-4985
Locke on Education and the Rights of Parents
Tuckness, Alex
Oxford Review of Education, v36 n5 p627-638 Oct 2010
John Locke is often taken to be a staunch defender of parents' rights in the realm of education. In fact, Locke's pedagogical reasons for preferring home education to school education do not necessarily apply to similar choices in modern contexts. Locke's political argument for defining education as a duty of parents rather than the state does not mean that the state has no legitimate interests in providing or regulating education, as seen in an analysis of Locke's writings on toleration where he explores different societies that exist for different ends but that also make conflicting jurisdictional claims. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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