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Education, democracy, and public knowledge

Author: Elizabeth A Kelly
Publisher: Boulder [Colo.] : Westview Press, 1995.
Series: Interventions--theory and contemporary politics.
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Education, Democracy, and Public Knowledge defends the role of public education against its critics and throws light on such current issues as privatization, voucher systems, the role of public intellectuals, critical literacy, and educationial reform. It offers a renewed vision of public schooling as the locus of public knowledge and political democracy.

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Kelly, Elizabeth A.
Education, democracy, and public knowledge.
Boulder [Colo.] : Westview Press, 1995
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Kelly
ISBN: 0813316332 9780813316338 0813316340 9780813316345
OCLC Number: 30894930
Notes: Spine title: Education, democracy & public knowledge.
Description: xv, 168 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Education, democracy, and public knowledge: toward a socialist theory of education --
The education of Henry Adams and the transformation of the bourgeois public sphere: a case study --
Public philosophy? Pragmatism and public knowledge --
Public knowledge and the paradox of democratic education --
Public intellectuals and public knowledge --
Literacy for what? Critical literacy and the power of public knowledge --
Framing the question of freedom: public knowledge in practice.
Series Title: Interventions--theory and contemporary politics.
Other Titles: Education, democracy & public knowledge.
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Kelly.


This is an exploration of the present-day implications of the traditional American belief in public education as a vehicle for extending democratic politics. The author defends the role of public  Read more...


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