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ERIC Number: EJ924026
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0039-3746
Teaching Autonomy: The Obligations of Liberal Education in Plural Societies
Kerr, Donald
Studies in Philosophy and Education, v25 n6 p425-456 Nov 2006
Existing conceptions of autonomy tend to fall to one of two criticisms: they either fail to capture our intuitive understanding that autonomy implies an ability to act congruently with the demands of justice and equality, or they are unclear as to whether particular actions must be good by some standard to be considered autonomous. In this article I propose a conception of autonomy that is clear on both these fronts, and I show how this description is useful for both clarifying what educators must do to teach for autonomy, and for resolving currently problematic issues in the literature on autonomy.
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Language: English
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