Bio for Francis Schrag



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Professor Francis Schrag

Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies

University of Wisconsin-MadisonDepartment of Educational Policy Studies
208 Education Building
1000 Bascom Mall
Madison, Wisconsin 53706

Doctoral Degree:

Columbia University, Ed.D. Philosophy of Education, 1970.

Academic Areas of Interest:

Philosophy of Education, Ethics, Social/Political Philosophy.

Current and Recent Professional Activities:

  • President of the Philosophy of Education Society of North America.
  • Work on status of children in democratic theory.

Recent and Representative Publications:

Back to Basics: Fundamental educational questions reexamined. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1995.

"Diversity, Schooling and the Liberal State." Studies in Philosophy and Education 17:29-46, 1998.

"Facts and Norms in Policy Scholarship." Philosophy of Education, 2002.

Courses Taught:

  • EPS 540: Modern Philosophies of Education
  • EPS 548: Educational Ethics
  • EPS 740: Educational Classics
  • EPS 870: Theories of Social and Educational Change
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