The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal

The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal

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A topical and provocative volume that invites consideration of the most fundamental issues concerning future educational provision: what is the purpose of our schools, and what should we do in them? Cutting-edge research by contributors who are leading figures internationally in philosophy and education, for whom these issues have been particular points of concern Includes a substantial keynote essay by leading philosopher of education, Richard Pring, which is the springboard for the complementary essays that follow Engages with questions Pring raises under five themes: defending and questioning the comprehensive ideal; common schools in multicultural societies; common schools and religion; school choice and the comprehensive ideal; and common schools and inclusion Dedicated to the memory of Terence H. McLaughlin, whose tireless pursuit of the philosophical questions and challenges raised by the common school and the comprehensive ideal is emulated in these pagesA Defence by Richard Pring with Complementary Essays Mark Halstead, Graham Haydon ... One may justify a uniform policy for its perceived benefits of instilling pride and fostering a collective ethos in the school. ... American Civil Liberties Union (2003) Judge Rules in Favor of What Not To Wear 153 CONCLUSION NOTES.

Title:The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal
Author:Mark Halstead, Graham Haydon
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2009-02-23


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