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Education, justice, and democracy

Author: Danielle S Allen; Rob Reich
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school success and failure, and the other philosophical, focused on education's value and purpose within the larger society. Rarely have these separate approaches been brought into the same conversation. Education, Justice, and  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Danielle S Allen; Rob Reich
ISBN: 9780226012629 022601262X 9780226012766 022601276X
OCLC Number: 808007636
Awards: Winner of PROSE (Education) 2013
Description: viii, 357 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The challenges of measuring school quality : implications for educational equity / Helen Ladd and Susanna Loeb --
Equality, adequacy, and K-12 education / Rob Reich --
Learning to be equal : just schools as schools of justice / Anthony Simon Laden --
Education for shared fate citizenship / Sigal Ben-Porath --
Can members of marginalized groups remain invested in schooling? An assessment from the United States and the United Kingdom / Angel L. Harris --
Conferring disadvantage : immigration, schools, and the family / Carola Suárez-Orozco and Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco --
The myth of intelligence : smartness isn't like height / Gregory M. Walton --
Racial segregation and black student achievement / Richard Rothstein --
Family values and school policy : shaping values and conferring advantage / Harry Brighouse and Adam Swift --
The federal role in educational equity : the two narratives of school reform and the debate over accountability / Patrick McGuinn --
Reading Thurgood Marshall as a liberal democratic theorist : race, school finance, and the courts / Anna Marie Smith --
Sharing knowledge, practicing democracy : a vision for the twenty-first-century university / Seth Moglen.
Other Titles: Education, justice & democracy
Responsibility: edited by Danielle Allen and Rob Reich.

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Includes contributors that explores how the institutions and practices of education can support democracy, by creating the conditions for equal citizenship and egalitarian empowerment, and how they  Read more...
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