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Kevin McDonough

Associate Professor

Kevin McDonough

kevin [dot] mcdonough [at] mcgill [dot] ca (E-mail)
Phone: 514-398-6949

Room 411, Education Building

Areas of interest

  • Philosophy of education
  • Moral and political philosophy
  • Civic education
  • Multicultural education
  • Inclusive education and cognitive disability

 

Description of research/teaching activities

I write about issues of diversity and education from a philosophical perspective.  In particular, I am interested in questions of educational policy that arise in relation to democratic citizenship, cosmopolitanism, cultural identity, nationalism, sexuality, cognitive disability and religion.   In examining these topics, I draw on contemporary moral and political philosophy.

 

Selected publications/presentations

Book

McDonough & W. Feinberg (eds.) Citizenship and public education in liberal-democratic societies: Teaching for cultural identity and cosmopolitan values (pp. 1-22). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2003.

Guest Edited Journals

With Ratna Ghosh (2011), Canadian Issues (Spring). Special Issue on “Diversity and Education for Liberation: Problems, Possibilities and Realities."

Refereed Journal Articles

McDonough, K, Cormier, A. (forthcoming 2013). “Beyond Patriotic Education: Locating the place of nationalism in the public school curriculum”.  Education, Citizenship and Social Justice.

Maxwell, B. , Waddington, D., McDonough, K.,  Cormier, A., Schwimmer, M. (August 2012), “Interculturalism, Multiculturalism and the political dilemma of conservative religious schooling”, Educational Theory, Vol. 62.

McDonough, K. (2011). “Voluntary and secret choices of the mind”: The ERC and liberal-democratic aims of education."  Religion & Education, Vol.  38.

McDonough, K. (2007). “The ‘Futures’ of Queer Children and the Ideal of the Common School." Journal of Philosophy of Education 41:4, 795-810.

McDonough, K. (2003). Multinational civic education. In K. McDonough & W. Feinberg (eds.), Citizenship and public education in liberal-democratic societies: Teaching for cultural identity and cosmopolitan values (pp. 351-384). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McDonough, K., & Feinberg, W. (2003). Liberalism and the dilemma of public education in multicultural societies. In K. McDonough & W. Feinberg (eds.) Citizenship and public education in liberal-democratic societies: Teaching for cultural identity and cosmopolitan values (pp. 1-22). Oxford: Oxford University Press.

McDonough, K. (1998). Can the liberal state support cultural identity schools? American Journal of Education, 106, 463-499.

McDonough, K. (1994). The importance of examples in moral education: An Aristotelian perspective. Studies in Philosophy and Education, 14, 77-103.