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Deliberative Democracy and Civic Education

by Lars LÝvlie - 2008

In this chapter Lars LÝvlie develops a view of the kind of public conversations that Callan and Benhabib lament as missing from existing democracies in the United States and France. LÝvlie contends that civic education requires that we pay more attention to teaching people how they might talk with one another and to deciding what to talk about.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 107. No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 110 Number 13, 2008, p. 112-124
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18466, Date Accessed: 10/1/2020 7:16:28 PM

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  • Lars LÝvlie
    University of Oslo
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    LARS LōVLIE is Professor of Philosophy of Education at the Institute for Educational Research at the University of Oslo, Norway, and recently Visiting Professor in the Department of Education at ÷rebro University, Sweden. In the last several years he has renewed his interest in the theory and practice of political education, especially in the Nordic countries. His general interests have been in the history and paradoxes of educational thinking, as witnessed in the co-edited Educating Humanity: Building in Postmodernity (2003) and developed in articles on moral education, aesthetics, and digital technology, several of them written and published in English.
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