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Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2018
Some liberal societies continue to require their schools to offer non-directive but, specifically, religious education as part of the curriculum. This article challenges that practice. It does so by articulating and defending the moral requirement that education policy must be regulated by principles that are acceptable to reasonable people.…
Descriptors: Religious Education, Role of Education, Educational Policy, Educational Principles
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Clayton, Matthew; Halliday, Daniel – Theory and Research in Education, 2017
This article develops a perspective on big data in education, drawing on a broadly liberal conception of education's primary purpose. We focus especially on the rise of so-called learning analytics and the associated rise of digitization, which we evaluate according to the liberal view that education should seek to cultivate individuality and…
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, Educational Research, Civics
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Clayton, Matthew; Stevens, David – Theory and Research in Education, 2004
This paper takes issue with Swift's argument for the claim that parents who affirm equality of opportunity can justifiably buy advantageous private schooling if it is necessary to ensure educational adequacy for their children. We advance a number of reasons of justice and morality that support the view that egalitarian parents ought to accept a…
Descriptors: School Choice, Social Justice, Equal Education, Private Schools