Civic Leadership

Civic Leadership

Spring 2022

Reading Guide 4

Gutman, A. (1987). Democratic Education. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. Chapter 6. The purposes of higher education (pp. 172-193).


1. What two reasons does Gutman give for not making a college education compulsory?

2. Gutman argues that the autonomy of the academy plays an important role in a democracy. Describe why she thinks this is so.

3. Discuss Gutman’s characterization of, and argument against, utilitarianism.













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