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Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic SocietiesTeaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities$
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Kevin McDonough and Walter Feinberg

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780199253661

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2005

DOI: 10.1093/0199253668.001.0001

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Introduction: Liberalism and the Dilemma of Public Education in Multicultural Societies

Introduction: Liberalism and the Dilemma of Public Education in Multicultural Societies

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(p.1) Introduction: Liberalism and the Dilemma of Public Education in Multicultural Societies
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Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies
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Walter Feinberg (Contributor Webpage)

Kevin McDonough (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199253668.003.0001

In the first section of this introductory essay, the dilemma of public education in liberal multicultural societies is introduced, and the aim of this book is outlined. This is described as an examination of some of the fundamental philosophical issues that give rise to conflicting views on public education in order to shed light on questions of educational policy in liberal–democratic societies. In two further sections, the essay focuses on outlining the philosophical and educational contexts that unify the subsequent essays and together clarify the purpose of the book as a whole. The essay concludes with an overview of the book.

Keywords:   educational issues, educational policy, liberal–democratic societies, liberalism, multicultural societies, multiculturalism, philosophical issues, public education

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