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Pluralism and American public education : no one way to school / Ashley Rogers Berner.

Author/creator Berner, Ashley Rogers, 1965- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
Copyright Notice ©2017
Descriptionix, 185 pages ; 25 cm.
Series Education policy
Education policy (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm)) ^A1256278
Contents Introduction -- Educational philosophies and why they matter -- Political philosophies and why they matter -- American constitutions and religious schools -- Citizenship, achievement, and accountability -- The limits of educational pluralism and how to address them -- Changing the frame.
Abstract This book argues that the structure of public education is a key factor in the failure of America's public education system to fulfill the intellectual, civic, and moral aims for which it was created. The book challenges the philosophical basis for the traditional common school model and defends the educational pluralism that most liberal democracies enjoy. Berner provides a unique theoretical pathway that is neither libertarian nor state-focused and a pragmatic pathway that avoids the winner-takes-all approach of many contemporary debates about education. For the first time in nearly one hundred fifty years, changing the underlying structure of America's public education system is both plausible and possible, and this book attempts to set out why and how.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 155-177) and index.
Genre/formInformational works.
Genre/formInformational works.
ISBN1137502231 (hardback)
ISBN9781137502230 (hardback)
ISBN1137502266 (paperback)
ISBN9781137502261 (paperback)

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Joyner General Stacks LA210 .B429 2017 ✔ Available Place Hold