CONTENTS
PREFACE TO THE REVISED EDITION xi
INTRODUCTION: BACK TO BASICS 3
Why a Theory? 3
Why a Democratic Theory? 6
Why Focus on Education? 14
Translating Theory into Practice 16
ONE: STATES AND EDUCATION 19
The Family State 22
The State of Families 28
The State of Individuals 33
A Democratic State of Education 41
TWO: THE PURPOSES OF PRIMARY EDUCATION 48
Deliberation and Democratic Character 50
Amoralism 53
Liberal Neutrality 54
Moralism 56
Parental Choice 64
THREE: DIMENSIONS OF DEMOCRATIC PARTICIPATION 71
Levels of Democratic Control 71
Democratic Professionalism 75
Teachers' Unions 79
Democracy within Schools 88
FOUR: THE LIMITS OF DEMOCRATIC AUTHORITY 95
Banning and Approving Books 97
Teaching Creationism and Civics 101
Sex Education and Sexist Education 107

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