Lawrence Blum

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI:

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This article examines the problematic character and effects of prejudice on education and evaluates the prospects for overcoming them. It investigates the diversity of prejudices and the totalistic and selective forms of prejudice and explains theories on the causes of prejudice. It describes educational responses to prejudices via the contact hypothesis and curricular approaches and describes the ideal character of prejudice reduction as an educational goal.

Keywords: prejudice; education; educational responses; contact hypothesis; curricular approaches

Article.  8652 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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