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


reviewed by Dale T. Snauwaert — May 26, 2006

coverTitle: Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities
Author(s): Kevin McDonough and Walter Feinberg (Eds.)
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford
ISBN: 0199283990, Pages: 444, Year: 2005
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The chapters in this volume, edited by Kevin McDonough and Walter Feinberg, were originally presented at a symposium on “Collective Identities and Cosmopolitan Values:  Group Rights and Public Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies,” held in Montreal in 2000. The volume includes an introduction and 15 chapters by a prominent group of political and educational philosophers, including Anthony Appiah, David Blacker, Harry Brighouse, Shelly Burtt, Joseph Dunne, Walter Feinberg, Mark Halstead, Stephen Macedo, Kevin McDonough, Terence H. McLaughlin, Susan Moller Okin, Rob Reich, Kenneth A. Strike, Jeremy Waldron, and Melissa S. Williams.   The central purpose of the book is to explore the aims of citizenship education in liberal-democratic societies.  Each contributing author provides a philosophically rigorous exploration of the complexities of educational theory and policy in the context of pluralistic, multicultural societies politically structured by the principles and values of liberalism.  Liberalism is a historically dynamic political and moral world-view. In the... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: May 26, 2006
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 12513, Date Accessed: 9/20/2017 3:23:58 AM

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  • Dale Snauwaert
    University of Toledo
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    DALE T. SNAUWAERT, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Educational Theory and Social Foundations of Education and Chair of the Department of Foundations of Education at the University of Toledo. He is the author of Democracy, Education, and Governance: A Developmental Conception (State University of New York Press, 1993), which received an American Educational Studies Association Critics' Choice Award in 1995. He has published in such academic journals as Educational Theory, Journal of Educational Thought, Peabody Journal of Education, Holistic Education Review, Current Issues in Comparative Education, and Encounter on such topics as democratic education, moral education, and cosmopolitan ethics. He is currently working on a book on the ethics of war and peace and human rights education. His current research focuses on moral and political philosophy as they pertain to educational theory, especially the ethics of war and peace, democracy, and human rights. He teaches courses in the philosophy and social foundations of education.
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