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Education, Justice, and Democracy$
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Rob Reich and Danielle Allen

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780226012629

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.001.0001

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Education for Shared Fate Citizenship

Education for Shared Fate Citizenship

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(p.80) Chapter 4 Education for Shared Fate Citizenship
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Education, Justice, and Democracy
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Sigal Ben Porath

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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226012933.003.0005

This chapter argues that the fate citizens share with each other—the institutional, historical, linguistic, cultural, territorial, and other dimensions which bind them together—should constitute the shared foundations of political membership, and that the project of defining and realizing shared national projects should be a key dimension of citizenship and citizenship education. Shared fate citizenship requires that a publicly supported education system be positioned to facilitate shared civic knowledge, skills, and dispositions, and that it views competing value systems as part of the civic sphere it teaches and endorses.

Keywords:   citizenship, democracy, public education system, political membership

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