Political Liberalism and Citizenship Education: Towards Curriculum Reform

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This paper is concerned with Rawls's (1993) account of an overlapping consensus and recent proposals to introduce citizenship education in parts of the UK. It is argued that both Rawls and the proposals mistake the significance and nature of such a consensus. Partly as a result of this mistake the proposals are insufficiently radical.
Keywords Political liberalism  citizenship education
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