Show Summary Details

Page of

Printed from Oxford Research Encyclopedias, Education. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a single article for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy and Legal Notice).

date: 22 April 2024

Liberalism in Educationlocked

Liberalism in Educationlocked

  • Winston C. ThompsonWinston C. ThompsonUniversity of New Hampshire

Summary

The concept of liberalism has a wide influence on contemporary work within the field of education. Given this breadth of effect, it is not surprising that liberalism can be invoked in the service of multiple ends—many of which appear to be at odds with one another. As such, this article will trace liberalism’s fundamental commitments of “equality” and “liberty” in education in order to provide a general shape to the arguments that animate its goals. Taken in tandem, these commitments provide access to the arguments that populate various forms of liberalism in education, such that their careful study enables educational researchers and practitioners to better position their understandings and analyses in a conceptual context.

Subjects

  • Educational Theories and Philosophies
  • Education and Society

You do not currently have access to this article

Login

Please login to access the full content.

Subscribe

Access to the full content requires a subscription