Item description for Civic Education and Culture by Bradley C.S. Watson...
What do we teach our citizens? This great Platonic question is as crucial today as it has ever been. America and the West come to terms with this question in the context of their richly diverse, technologically sophisticated, fundamentally individualistic societies. Virtually all would agree that such diversity, sophistication, and freedom are positive political and cultural goods, but many would also argue that they militate against the coherence that all regimes and civilizations must, in some way, demand. The nature, extent, and coherence of civic education are perhaps the greatest determinants of a regime's politics and culture, and the regime can in turn do much to foster the right kind of civic education. This book presents the insights of renowned scholars and writers, including Stephen H. Balch, Timothy Fuller, and Roger Kimball, who have thought broadly and deeply about the role that education at all levels plays in promoting, maintaining, or undermining our politics, culture, and society.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.8" Height: 1" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 25, 2005
Publisher Intercollegiate Studies Institute
ISBN 1932236619 ISBN13 9781932236613
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An intellectual study with the premise of collective social views and ideals Apr 5, 2006
Ably compiled and deftly edited by C.S. Watson, Civic Education And Culture is an impressive collection of insightful writings on the societal understandings and constructs which are created as result of what teachings are allowed to shape national, worldly or local paradigms. As an intellectual study with the premise of collective social views and ideals, Civic Education And Culture is a compendium of informative and constructive documentation drawn from numerous well known authors, recognized scholars and accomplished philosophers regarding the observations made within the strictures of a modern society's actualities and truths as opposed to its ideals and desires. Civic Education And Culture is very strongly recommended to all students of sociology, economics, political science, and contemporary American history.