The institutional autonomy of education

Journal of Philosophy of Education 34 (2):229–246 (2000)

David Blacker
University of Delaware
This paper develops a liberal contextualist account of schooling that balances institutional autonomy with public accountability under conditions of reasonable pluralism. First a conceptual obstacle is discussed: the tendency to conceive educational autonomy according to the false dilemma of instrumentalism versus non‐instrumentalism. Then an alternative is advanced—the contextualist picture—that places education's institutional autonomy in its proper light. The conclusion raises and then responds to important objections to the contextualist picture
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DOI 10.1111/1467-9752.00170
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