Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education

Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education

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Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education brings together a collection of papers examining the complexity of different interpretations of toleration, respect and recognition in education. * Discusses different theories of toleration and shows how it lies at the centre of a liberal pluralistic society * Brings together the work of leading scholars from a range of disciplines * Examines how education can accommodate diversity and promote shared public valuesshow more

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  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 170 x 244 x 14mm | 281.23g
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
  • Chicester, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1444335960
  • 9781444335965
  • 1,438,153

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Toleration is one of the most complex and controversial concepts in modern political thought. Both historically and conceptually, toleration is one of the characteristics that defines the very essence of a liberal polity, and is a basic virtue associated with a liberal conception of citizenship. The complexity of the foundations, nature and value of toleration raises a number of questions related to the accommodation of diversity and the promotion of shared public values in education. "Toleration, Respect and Recognition in Education" brings together a collection of chapters examining the complexity of different interpretations of toleration, respect and recognition in education, as well as the difficulties associated with toleration in the context of education in our pluralistic more

About Mitja Sardoc

Mitja Sardoc is a researcher at the Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana, Slovenia, where he is currently engaged in research projects on citizenship education and multiculturalism. His research focuses on political theory and philosophy of education. He has edited a number of journal special issues on citizenship education and has interviewed some of the most renowned contemporary political philosophers on the topic of education and political theory, including Michael Walzer, Iris Marion Young and Martha C. Nussbaum. He is Executive Editor of Theory and Research in more

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors 1. Toleration, Respect and Recognition: Some tensions (Mitja Sardoc, Educational Research Institute in Ljubljana) 2. Toleration, Children and Education (Colin Macleod, University of Victoria) 3. Recognition and Toleration: Conflicting approaches to diversity in education? (Sune Laegaard, University of Roskilde) 4. Toleration and Recognition: What should we teach? (Peter Nigel Jones, University of Newcastle) 5. Cultural Diversity and Civic Education: Two versions of the fragmentation objection (Andrew Shorten, University of Limerick) 6. Heteronomous Citizenship: Civic virtue and the chains of autonomy (Lucas Swaine, Dartmouth College) 7. Civic Respect, Civic Education, and the Family (Blain Neufeld, University of Wisconsin and Gordon Davis, Carleton University) 8. Mutual Respect and Civic Education (Colin Bird, University of Virginia) 9. Avoiding an Intolerant Society: Why respect of difference may not be the best approach (Peter A. Balint, University of New South Wales) Indexshow more