Education, Democracy and the Moral Life

Education, Democracy and the Moral Life

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This volume has its origin in the Francis T. Villemain Memorial lectures at San Jose State University a€“ a lecture series established in 1992 to honor the memory of 1 Dean Francis T. Villemain. All the essays in this volume, with the exception of those by Gert Biesta, Susan Verducci, and Michael Katz, were developed from l- tures given as part of the series. The general rubric of the lectures was a€œdemocracy, education, and the moral lifea€ a€“ a title reflecting Villemaina€™s lifelong love of the work of John Dewey whose preface to his famous work in 1916, Democracy and Education, suggested that the purpose of education was to develop democratic ci- zens, citizens infused with the spirit of democracy and the capacity to think and act intelligently within democratic settings. Of course, for Dewey, democracy was not to be conceived of as merely a political form of government, but as a shared form of social life, one that was inclusive rather than exclusive and one that was capable of adapting to the changing features of contemporary social and political reality. Francis T. Villemaina€™s appreciation for the intersections of the values of dem- racy, education, and the moral life was heightened by his doctoral work at Teachers College, Columbia University in the 1950s a€“ where Deweya€™s legacy remained a powerful one. But it also continued during his career at Southern Illinois University where he collaborated in compiling and editing the collected works of John Dewey.It provides a rationale and a criticism of two views of education as a right: namely the welfare right to schooling and the right to be ... The essaya#39;s force is programmatic a€“ inviting philosophers of education to extend the dialogue about societya#39;s ... of universal education is integrally connected to the kind of democratic ideal in which people can aspire to think and act ... Education, Democracy, and the Moral Life, 31 Ac Springer Science+Business Media, B.V. 2009 To the degree that theanbsp;...

Title:Education, Democracy and the Moral Life
Author: Michael S. Katz, Susan Verducci, Gert Biesta
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2008-10-14

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