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Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies
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Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Kevin McDonough and Walter Feinberg


The essays in the volume address educational issues that arise when national, sub-national, and supra-national identities compete. These include: how to determine the limits to parental educational rights when liberalism’s concern to protect and promote children’s autonomy conflicts with the desire to maintain communal integrity; whether, given the advances made by the forces of globalization, the liberal–democratic state can morally justify its traditional purpose of forging a cohesive national identity or whether increasing globalization has rendered this educational aim obsolete and morally ... More

Keywords: citizenship, Collective Identities, Common Education, communal integrity, Cosmopolitan Values, Cosmopolitanism, education, global citizenship, globalization, Group Rights, Liberal Constraints, liberal education, Liberal–Democratic Societies, liberalism, multiculturalism, national identity, nationalism, parental educational rights, Public Education, teaching, Traditionalist Education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199253661
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005 DOI:10.1093/0199253668.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin McDonough, editor
Department of Integrated Studies in Education, McGill University
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Walter Feinberg, editor
Educational Policy Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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