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Patriotic Education in a Global Age$
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Randall Curren and Charles Dorn

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780226552255

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226552422.001.0001

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Cultivating Civic Virtue

Cultivating Civic Virtue

(p.97) Five Cultivating Civic Virtue
Patriotic Education in a Global Age

Randall Curren

Charles Dorn

University of Chicago Press

Chapter 5 considers whether there is a virtuous form of patriotism and if so what role it might play in the scheme of civic virtue and civic education. It analyzes civic virtue as having three components: civic intelligence, civic friendship, and civic competence. It affirms a need for civic virtue in all spheres of civic life, from the local to the global, and it holds that the motivational core of civic virtue in all of these spheres is a civic minded responsiveness to the public interest or the value of all that the community in question entails. Virtuous patriotism is identified as a state-level counterpart of the civic mindedness at the heart of civic responsibility in local, regional, or global civic affairs, expressed both in defense of what is valuable in a country, or conducive to its members living well together, and in loyal dissent that protects and advances that value. The chapter outlines the basic elements of education for civic intelligence, civic friendship, civic competence, and virtuous civic motivation, emphasizing features of a just school community; the disciplinary foundations of public reason, understanding, and judgment; discussion; problem-based cooperative and experiential learning; and a global perspective.

Keywords:   Muslim immigrants, virtuous patriotism, civic intelligence, civic friendship, civic competence, loyalty, civic motivation, just school communities

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