The Resource Faith in Schools? : Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State, Ian MacMullen

Faith in Schools? : Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State, Ian MacMullen

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Faith in Schools? : Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State
Title
Faith in Schools?
Title remainder
Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State
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Ian MacMullen
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Should a liberal democratic state permit religious schools? Should it fund them? What principles should govern these decisions in a society marked by religious and cultural pluralism? In Faith in Schools?, Ian MacMullen tackles these important questions through both political and educational theory, and he reaches some surprising and provocative conclusions. MacMullen argues that parents' desires to educate their children "in the faith" must not be allowed to deny children the opportunity for ongoing rational reflection about their values. Government should safeguard children's interests in developing as autonomous persons as well as society's interest in the education of an emerging generation of citizens. But, he writes, liberal theory does not support a strict separation of church and state in education policy. MacMullen proposes criteria to distinguish religious schools that satisfy legitimate public interests from those that do not. And he argues forcefully that governments should fund every type of school that they permit, rather than favoring upper-income parents by allowing them to buy their way out of the requirements deemed suitable for children educated at public expense. Drawing on psychological research, he proposes public funding of a broad range of religious primary schools, because they can help lay the foundations for young children's future autonomy. In secondary education, by contrast, even private religious schools ought to be obliged to provide robust exposure to the ideas of other religions, to atheism, and to nonreligious approaches to ethics
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IN-ChSCO
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MacMullen, Ian
Government publication
other
LC call number
  • LC368
  • LC368
LC item number
.M33 2007eb
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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De Gruyter
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  • Church and education
  • Church and education
  • Church schools
  • Church schools
  • Education and state
  • Education and state
  • EDUCATION
  • EDUCATION
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Church and education
  • Church schools
  • Education and state
  • Erziehung, Schul- und Bildungswesen
  • Godsdienstige opvoeding
  • Kerk en maatschappij
  • Political Science, other
  • Political Science
  • Politiek
  • Social Sciences
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specialized
Label
Faith in Schools? : Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State, Ian MacMullen
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online resource
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text
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txt
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Contents
  • CHAPTER 4. The Value of Autonomy in a Pluralist World
  • CHAPTER 5. Autonomy as a Goal of Education Policy: Objections and Responses
  • CHAPTER 6. Secular Public Schools: Critiques and Responses
  • CHAPTER 7. Religious Secondary Schools as Threat to Autonomy?
  • CHAPTER 8. The Role of Religious Primary Schools
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Introduction
  • PART I. Civic Education and Religious Schools
  • CHAPTER 1. The Civic Case against Religious Schools
  • CHAPTER 2. Civic Education and the Autonomy Problem in Political Liberalism
  • CHAPTER 3. Autonomy, Identity, and Choice
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unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828111
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computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400828111
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illustrations.
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not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)446973
  • (OCoLC)979631949
  • (DE-B1597)9781400828111
Label
Faith in Schools? : Autonomy, Citizenship, and Religious Education in the Liberal State, Ian MacMullen
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • CHAPTER 4. The Value of Autonomy in a Pluralist World
  • CHAPTER 5. Autonomy as a Goal of Education Policy: Objections and Responses
  • CHAPTER 6. Secular Public Schools: Critiques and Responses
  • CHAPTER 7. Religious Secondary Schools as Threat to Autonomy?
  • CHAPTER 8. The Role of Religious Primary Schools
  • Conclusion
  • Bibliography
  • Index
  • Frontmatter
  • CONTENTS
  • ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
  • Introduction
  • PART I. Civic Education and Religious Schools
  • CHAPTER 1. The Civic Case against Religious Schools
  • CHAPTER 2. Civic Education and the Autonomy Problem in Political Liberalism
  • CHAPTER 3. Autonomy, Identity, and Choice
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Course Book.
Extent
1 online resource (232 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400828111
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400828111
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)446973
  • (OCoLC)979631949
  • (DE-B1597)9781400828111

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