chapter  5
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Some preliminary ideas

We have already gone some way along this road in our discussions of the nature and justification of a liberal education. Claims for a particular content must clearly flow from and be compatible with these earlier characterizations and justifications; and what these earlier arguments point to is some characterization of what is to be taught and learned in terms of intrinsic worthwhileness, fundamentality, rationality and capacity to liberate pupils from the contingencies of the present and the particular. This in itself provides at least some broad criteria to weigh proposals against.