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Educational Authority and the Interests of Children

Rob Reich

in The Oxford Handbook of Philosophy of Education

Published in print October 2009 | ISBN: 9780195312881
Published online January 2010 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195312881.003.0026

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Educational Authority and the Interests of Children

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This article investigates the moral and legal legitimacy of some varieties of educational authority, emphasizing the important but often overlooked interests of children. It argues that educational authority should be shared among not two but three parties: parents, the state, and children themselves. It considers the trilogy of independent interests in education: parental interests, state interests, and children's interests and considers how children might in practice exercise authority over their education.

Keywords: educational authority; children; parental interests; state interests; children's interests

Article.  8371 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy ; Social and Political Philosophy ; Epistemology

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