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Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: by Kevin McDonough, Walter Feinberg

By Kevin McDonough, Walter Feinberg

This publication brings jointly essays by way of best political, felony, and academic theorists to reassess the necessities of citizenship schooling in liberal-democratic societies. The chapters within the ebook assessment calls for by means of minority teams for cultural popularity via schooling, and in addition learn arguments for and opposed to citizenship schooling as a way of fostering a shared nationwide identity.

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Moving initially out of Africa, into Asia and then into Europe, the Americas, and the Pacific, human prehistory is a history of movement, not a history of the eternal association of each separate people with a given patch of land. )26 Moreover, the trajectory of these movements has not necessarily been conducive to anything approaching cultural integrity. The paths of different human groups have crossed. Over a millennium or more, a given society— to the extent that its own identity has remained intact to the point of traceability—may have coexisted with several others, including others that are not currently on its horizon.

14. 15. 16. 17. WALTER FEINBERG AND KEVIN MCDONOUGH trans. : Free Press, 1956); J. Dewey, Democracy and Education (New York: The Free Press, 1916). W. A. Nord, Religion and American Education: Rethinking a National Dilemma (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1995). For example, the foundation of Catholic Parochial Schools in the last century arose out of similar concerns. See J. W. Fraser, Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America (New York: St.

E. D. Hirsch, Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know. Thanks to Daniel Weinstock for helping us to articulate this point. ”3 Civic education should not be conceived only in terms of love of one's own country and its traditions, or concern only for fellow members of one's society. 4 Against this generous vision, Nussbaum's respondents scrambled to defend the importance of the parochial and the particular claims of kin and culture. ”5 What cosmopolitanism obscures, even denies, are the givens of life: parents, ancestors, family, race, religion, heritage, history, culture, tradition, community—and nationality.

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