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Patriotic Education in a Global Age

Randall Curren and Charles Dorn


The central question for this book is whether schools should attempt to cultivate patriotism, and if so why, how, and with what conception of patriotism in mind. Through an integrated historical and philosophical approach, the book demonstrates that there have been many and diverse attempts to cultivate patriotism in public schools in the United States and that they have been predicated on different conceptions of patriotism, citizenship, and learning. In order to evaluate the various practices of patriotic education and their underlying assumptions, it addresses the nature of virtue and the m ... More

Keywords: patriotism, civic virtue, public schools, immigration, nationalism, dissent, war, aims of education, global cooperation, liberal education

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780226552255
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: May 2019 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226552422.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Randall Curren, author
University of Rochester

Charles Dorn, author
Bowdoin College