Curriculum elements of a politically liberal education in a developing democracy

Celik R.

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY AND THEORY, vol.48, no.14, pp.1464-1474, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 48 Issue: 14
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1160356
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.1464-1474


A previous study has justified the idea that a politically liberal conception of formal education can be applied in a developing democracy if such a society has reached a narrow overlapping consensus on its education system or modifies its education system from a minimally coercive perspective. This study further considers the fundamental question of how to determine such an educational account's curriculum elements. In this sense, this study aims to provide a perspective on determining some core curriculum elements of a politically liberal conception of formal education, while focusing its attention to developing democracies.