Visions of Schooling
Conscience, Community, and Common EducationeBook - 2000
At no time in the past century have there been fiercer battles over American state schools than there are now. Parents and educational reformers are challenging not only the mission, content, and structure of mass compulsory schooling but also its underlying premise - that the values promoted through public education are neutral and therefore acceptable to any reasonable person. In this important book, Rosemary Salomone sets aside the ideological and inflammatory rhetoric that surrounds today's debates over educational values and family choice. She offers instead a fair-minded examination of education for democratic citizenship in a society that values freedom of conscience and religious pluralism. And she proposes a balanced course of action that redefines but does not sever the relationship between education and the state. Salomone demonstrates how contemporary conflicts are the product of past educational and social movements. She lays bare some of the myths that support the current government monopoly over education and reveals how it privileges those of economic means. Through a detailed case study of a recent controversy in a suburban New York school district, the author expl
Publisher: New Haven, Conn. : Yale University Press, c2000.
Branch Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xiv, 329 p.)
Call Number: ELECTRONIC BOOK