Liberal education in the Canadian democracy.
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Published by McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont .
Written in English


  • Canada -- Education, Higher

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ContributionsMcMaster University
The Physical Object
Pagination19 p. illus.
Number of Pages19
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Open LibraryOL15379345M

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Read "Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime Past Principles and Present Challenges" by David W. Livingstone available from Rakuten Kobo. Shortly after Canadian confederation, Thomas D'Arcy McGee proclaimed that education was "an essential condition of Brand: Mcgill-Queen's University Press.   Livingstone claims in his introduction that several Canadian founders understood that the connection between liberal democracy and liberal education was not “accidental but essential” and that “our regime depends for its proper functioning on a liberal education” (11). The free debate that occurs in the classroom concerning what is true, just and good serves as preparation for civic life, . "Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime asks what is the place of a liberal education--that is, studying the great books and Canada's political and philosophy history, as in the tradition of the liberal arts--in the education and development of the idea of citizenship in the Canadian public (what the editor, Livingstone, and his contributors call "civic education"). The liberal education .   David W. Livingstone’s Liberal Education, Civic Education, and the Canadian Regime answers these questions with an account of liberal education in Canada: its origins, development, and relationship to civic education and politics. The book illuminates how Canadian liberal education is part of the tradition of political thought that stretches back to Socrates, and how this tradition helped formed .

Too little supervision can be seen as neglecting the development of the liberal values required to live and work in a democratic society and as abandoning those who within their communities wish to attain a more rigorous education for citizenship and democracy. This book draws together leading educationalists, philosophers, theologians, and social scientists to explore issues, problems, and tensions concerning religious education . Stephen Brooks' Canadian Democracy explores the complexities, characteristics, and controversies associated with this country's politics. The book introduces the reader to basic ideas, 4/5(1). This timely and important book presents a compelling new theory of political education for liberal democracies. Amidst current concern over the need to encourage a morally sensitive and committed citizenry, Professor Callan's study provides a much-needed balanced discussion of the proper ends of education, as well as the moral rights of parents and children.   The holder of a so-called liberal education is therefore viewed as rather a dilettante, and the primacy of specialized, professional education as the real higher education is reinforced. But the myth of the impractical, beautiful, self-indulgent liberal education is persuasive only to those who know little of the past and think little about the.

Summary The essays in this book reflect on the paradoxical relationship of liberal education and liberal democracy. Liberal education emphasizes knowledge for its own sake, detached from all instrumental purposes. It also aims at liberation from the manifold sources of unfreedom, including political sources. His books include Mugged by Reality: The Liberation of Iraq and the Failure of Good Intentions, The Supreme Court and Constitutional Democracy, Liberty and Equality Under the Constitution, and The Humanist as Citizen: Essays on the Uses of the Humanities. He is presently at work on a book on higher education. Watch the video recording.   David Shribman, the estimable political journalist, wrote a piece for the Globe’s Ideas section earlier this month suggesting that Americans have a lot to learn from Canadian democracy.   Education, Liberal Democracy and Populism: Arguments from Plato, Locke, Rousseau and Mill provides a lucid and critical guide shedding light on the continuing relevance of earlier thinkers to the debates between populists and liberals about the nature of education in democratic societies.. The book discusses the relationship Rousseau and Plato posited between education and society, and.