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School Choice and Social Justice$
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Harry Brighouse

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257874

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0199257876.001.0001

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The Case for Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

The Case for Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

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(p.65) 4 The Case for Autonomy‐Facilitating Education
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School Choice and Social Justice
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Harry Brighouse (Contributor Webpage)

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0199257876.003.0004

The first potentially powerful objection to school choice is that it might efface the right a child has to personal autonomy. This chapter argues for the right to an autonomy‐facilitating education on the child‐centred grounds that it is highly instrumental for individual flourishing. It also explores the educational requirements of the liberal legitimacy, which dovetail with the demands of an autonomy‐facilitating education. It contrasts these requirements with Amy Gutmann's curricular proposals.

Keywords:   child‐centred education, curriculum, Amy Gutmann, legitimacy, personal autonomy

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