David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
Educational Theory 60 (1):97-116 (2010)
Today, many liberal philosophers of education worry that certain kinds of education may frustrate the development of personal autonomy, with negative consequences for the individuals concerned, the liberal state, or both. Autonomy liberals hold not only that we should promote the development of autonomy in children, but also that this aim should be compulsory for all schools, private or public, religious or nonreligious. In this article, Anders Schinkel provides a systematic overview, categorization, and analysis of liberal arguments for compulsory autonomy‐promoting education. He finds that none of these arguments can justify compulsory autonomy‐promoting education, whether because they depend on empirical evidence that is not available, because they have as their basis an overly demanding concept of autonomy, or because they are intrinsically flawed in some way or another. Schinkel concludes with some suggestions as to what this means for the direction future research should take
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
Samuel D. Rocha (2013). Compulsory Schooling as Preventative Defense. Studies in Philosophy and Education 32 (6):613-621.
Similar books and articles
Anders Schinkel (2009). Justifying Compulsory Environmental Education in Liberal Democracies. Journal of Philosophy of Education 43 (4):507-526.
Lisa Bortolotti & Daniela Cutas (2009). Reproductive and Parental Autonomy: An Argument for Compulsory Parental Education. Reproductive Biomedicine Online 19 (ethics suppl.):5-14.
Ben Colburn (2008). Forbidden Ways of Life. Philosophical Quarterly 58 (233):618-629.
George Izzo (2000). Compulsory Ethics Education and the Cognitive Moral Development of Salespeople: A Quasi-Experimental Assessment. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 28 (3):223 - 241.
Lucy Modra (2006). Prenatal Genetic Testing Kits Sold at Your Local Pharmacy: Promoting Autonomy or Promoting Confusion? Bioethics 20 (5):254–263.
Allan C. Ornstein (1973). Analyses of Contemporary Education. New York,Crowell.
Michele S. Moses (1997). Multicultural Education as Fostering Individual Autonomy. Studies in Philosophy and Education 16 (4):373-388.
Andrew Gibbons (2013). In the Pursuit of Unhappiness: The 'Measuring Up' of Early Childhood Education in a Seamless System. Educational Philosophy and Theory 45 (5):502-508.
Patrick Ainley (2003). Towards a Seamless Web or a New Tertiary Tripartism? The Emerging Shape of Post-14 Education and Training in England. British Journal of Educational Studies 51 (4):390 - 407.
Harvey Siegel (2008). Autonomy, Critical Thinking and the Wittgensteinian Legacy: Reflections on Christopher Winch, Education, Autonomy and Critical Thinking. Journal of Philosophy of Education 42 (1):165-184.
Rosemary Chamberlin (1989). Free Children and Democratic Schools: A Philosophical Study of Liberty and Education. Falmer Press.
Robin Simmons (2008). Raising the Age of Compulsory Education in England: A Neet Solution? British Journal of Educational Studies 56 (4):420 - 439.
Kevin Williams (1990). In Defence of Compulsory Education. Journal of Philosophy of Education 24 (2):285–295.
David Raffe, Cathy Howieson, Ken Spours & Michael Young (1998). The Unification of Post-Compulsory Education: Towards a Conceptual Framework. British Journal of Educational Studies 46 (2):169 - 187.
Added to index2011-05-24
Total downloads12 ( #189,864 of 1,700,362 )
Recent downloads (6 months)2 ( #269,935 of 1,700,362 )
How can I increase my downloads?