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ERIC Number: EJ896306
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0160-7561
Moderate Pluralism: Beyond a Reasonable Liberalism to Recognition of Cultural Expertise
Fraser-Burgess, Sheron
Philosophical Studies in Education, v41 p48-59 2010
The growing diversity of school populations in the present education milieu raises issues of treating difference along multiple lines of the social, political and economic well being of children. Difference is here defined as politically significant group identities to which the author refers as cultures or identity groups. Political liberal theorists generally subsume identity group theorizing in education within broader moral/political frameworks of justice and mutual reciprocity. They believe that the principles of political liberalism are adequate to ensure appropriate treatment of difference in education. This paper argues that in principle, political liberalism's commitment to individual freedom under conditions of reason provides an adequate moral ground for the equality implied in the notion of democratic education.(Contains 33 footnotes.)
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Language: English
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