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ISBN-13: 978-0691009162 ISBN-10: 0691009163 Edition: Revised edition with a New preface and epilogue by the author

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Product Details

  • Series: Princeton Paperbacks
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press; Revised edition with a New preface and epilogue by the author edition (April 18, 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0691009163
  • ISBN-13: 978-0691009162
  • Product Dimensions: 6.1 x 0.8 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #174,242 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"The finest contribution to the literature on democratic education of the last seventy years."--Mark Yudof, Ethics

"A small masterpiece of political theory with implications far beyond the educational context."--Suzanna Sherry, University of Texas Law Review

"Gutmann has created a theory of extraordinary coherence, comprehensiveness, and depth."--Alison M. Jaggar, The Philosophical Review

"Dr. Gutmann attempts to construct a democratic theory of education with great conceptual clarity and good common sense.... Democratic Education belongs in a liberal tradition that goes back to the birth of the Republic.... It is a tradition that began with the founders and is represented today by people like Thomas Nagel and John Rawls. It is the America de Tocqueville celebrated."--The Times Higher Education Supplement

"Amy Gutmann has written a courageous book.... One of Gutmann's most remarkable successes is her ability to sustain a principled argument through a dazzling range of issues of great moment and complexity."--Herbert M. Kliebard, Academe

"[Democratic Education] is unusual in offering a specifically political theory of education.... [The theory] is rigorously deployed and its practical implications are conscientiously demonstrated in close, well-documented and instructive discussion of controversial issues in the politics of American education."--Jean Floud, The Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

Amy Gutmann is Laurance S. Rockefeller University Professor and founding director of the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University. Her books include Freedom of Association and, with Anthony Appiah, Color Conscious: The Political Morality of Race (both books available from Princeton) and, with Dennis Thompson, Democracy and Disagreement.

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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Knoester on July 2, 2013
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I had to write this review because the only other review gave this book only one star. This book is a classic and will be around for a long time because Gutmann lays out a compelling theory about the purposes of public education in a democracy and defends her theory against competing ideas. I especially appreciate her historical outlook and her analysis of how some claim parents, for example, should be the primary decision-makers when it comes to public schools (or students, or the state). It is probably the best book on the purposes and rationale for public education since Dewey. But it's especially important today since public education is under attack from those who would privatize and de-fund it.
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By William B. Stanley on October 14, 2014
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One of the best analyses of education for democratic citizenship. A classic.
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful By teacherb on June 29, 2014
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This book is being marketed now as an education book, but was originally written as a philosophy book... just remember that before reading. At BSU, you aren't anyone in the education department unless you've read Gutmann! This is a ridiculous sentiment, but it seems that many have bought into it. It's brutal to get through, but she does pose interesting questions that spark conversations.
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1 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MajorMajorMajor on December 16, 2013
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Force to read this for a class years ago. A group of us used to sit around the table and tear it apart because we were forced to by the book, it was our way of letting off steam. It was completely awful, incomprehensible. I would say If you are forced to buy this book, at the very least buy it used.
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5 of 19 people found the following review helpful By BoiseLeah on April 21, 2013
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I was forced to purchase this book for a class in grad school, and was happy to sell it back to the bookstore at the end of the semester. It is full of such academic jibberish, it is incomprehensible. Gutman is so pleased with her own intelligence, she crafts sentences, paragraphs, and chapters so as to be complete nonsense to anyone but herself. I was infuriated when I was told to purchase it again in order to do my thesis in order to graduate. This is, by far, the worst book of my entire academic experience and if you, too, are being forced to purchase this book, I feel sorry for you.
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