Social Justice in Education
By (author) Barry L. Bull
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Social Justice in Education by Barry L. Bull
Book DescriptionAre American schools socially just institutions? Using the methods of political philosopher John Rawls, this book answers this question by arguing for four principles that express the basic purposes that Americans hold for their schools principles of Personal Liberty, Democracy, Equal Opportunity, and Economic Growth. These principles are then used to analyze current controversies in American education policy and practice about curriculum content, instructional methods, education standards, civic education, control of schools, and school finance. It concludes that in each arena prevailing practice falls to attain Americans' political ideals for their schools and suggests strategies for remedying that failure.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780230606500
(211mm x 140mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 15-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Are American schools socially just institutions? Using the methods of political philosopher John Rawls, this book answers that question by arguing for four principles that express the basic purposes that Americans hold for their schools - principles of personal liberty, democracy, equal opportunity, and economic growth.
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Author Biography - Barry L. Bull
BARRY L. BULL is a Professor of Philosophy of Education at Indiana University, in Bloomington, USA.
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