Against civic schooling

Social Philosophy and Policy 21 (1):221-265 (2004)
  Copy   BIBTEX


A fierce debate about civic education in American public schools has erupted in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Many liberals and conservatives, though they disagree strongly about which civic virtues to teach, share the assumption that such education is an appropriate responsibility for public schools. They are wrong. Civic education aimed at civic virtue is at best ineffective; worse, it is often subversive of the moral purpose of schooling. Moreover, the attempt to impose these partisan conceptions of civic virtue on America's students violates the civic trust that underpins vibrant public schools



    Upload a copy of this work     Papers currently archived: 94,549

External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server

Through your library

Similar books and articles

Patriotic Education in a Global Age.Randall Curren & Charles Dorn - 2018 - Chicago, IL, USA: University of Chicago Press.
Pluralism and civic education.Eamonn Callan - 1991 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 11 (1):65-87.
Civic Virtues and Public Schooling.Paul O'Leary - 1998 - Paideusis: Journal of the Canadian Philosophy of Education Society 11 (2):77-78.
Preservice Elementary Teachers and Future Civic Teaching.Elizabeth S. White - forthcoming - Journal of Social Studies Research.
Religion, politics and civic education.Robert Kunzman - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 39 (1):159–168.
Religion, Politics and Civic Education.Robert Kunzman - 2005 - Journal of Philosophy of Education 39 (1):159-168.


Added to PP

83 (#200,563)

6 months
30 (#127,699)

Historical graph of downloads
How can I increase my downloads?

References found in this work

Civic education in the liberal state.William Galston - 1989 - In Nancy L. Rosenblum (ed.), Liberalism and the Moral Life. Harvard University Press. pp. 89--101.

Add more references