The Case for Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

Harry Brighouse

in School Choice and Social Justice

Published in print December 2002 | ISBN: 9780199257874
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191598845 | DOI:
 The Case for Autonomy‐Facilitating Education

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The first potentially powerful objection to school choice is that it might efface the right a child has to personal autonomy. This chapter argues for the right to an autonomy‐facilitating education on the child‐centred grounds that it is highly instrumental for individual flourishing. It also explores the educational requirements of the liberal legitimacy, which dovetail with the demands of an autonomy‐facilitating education. It contrasts these requirements with Amy Gutmann's curricular proposals.

Keywords: child‐centred education; curriculum; Amy Gutmann; legitimacy; personal autonomy

Chapter.  7886 words. 

Subjects: Political Theory

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