This is a philosophical treatment of the conceptual and normative aspects of topics which are currently a matter of policy debate in education. The authors have focussed on such concepts as liberty, autonomy, equality and pluralism, and have provided a philosophical commentary which relates these concepts both to a background of philosophical literature, and to the institutional contexts and policy debates in which they function. The book will be of significance to all policy makers who need to gain an understanding of the values and concepts involved in major policy problems.
Part 1: Liberality and the University 1. Ambiguities in Liberal Education an the Problem of its Content. 2. Liberality, Neutrality and the Modern University. 3. Student Academic Freedom and the Changing Student/University Relationships Part 2: Students' Rights 4. From Childhood to Adulthood:Assigning Rights and Responsibilities 5. Compulsory Education: A Moral Critique Part 3: Autonomy, Freedom and Schooling 6.Autonomy as an Aim of Education 7. Ambiguity and Constraint in the 'Freedom' of Free Schools Part 4: Equality and Pluralism 8. Cultural Diversity and Education 9. Equality of Educational Opportunity Part 5: Technology and Work 10. Technology and Educational Values 11. Career Education and the Pathologies of Work