Minority rights and educational authority

Journal of Philosophy of Education 32 (2):177–193 (1998)
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In pleas for the recognition of cultural minority rights, claims to educational authority often figure as concrete examples. The right to educational authority is said to be an exemplary minority right. This is striking, for of all minority rights this is one which is impossible to justify. Difficulties invovled in recent attempts to reconcile cultural minority rights with liberal democracy demonstrate that educational minority rights in particular cannot be justified without underestimating civic and liberal risks and ignoring the complicated nature of the relationships between communities and ‘their’ children and between parents and ‘their’ children.



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