Children, Multiculturalism, and Education

David Archard

in The Moral and Political Status of Children

Published in print June 2002 | ISBN: 9780199242689
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598715 | DOI:
 Children, Multiculturalism, and Education

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There are three possible justifications of the claim cultural communities make for their right to transmit an identity to their children. A group strategy and a parenting strategy are both defective. More promising is the view that there is value to children in the sharing of a familial life. But parental authority is limited by the requirement that children acquire sufficient autonomy. Some multicultural policies are thus not ruled out by the recognition of the need to accommodate children's interests.

Keywords: autonomy; children; cultural communities; identity; interests; multiculturalism; parental authority; rights; shared life

Chapter.  9577 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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