Title: The democratic function of education: how to solve some conflicts in the educational public space

Authors: Leonardo Álvarez Álvarez

Addresses: Álvarez Public Law Department, Campus del Cristo, Oviedo 33006, Spain

Abstract: The present paper aims at defining the public space of education in a democratic constitution, as well as its relationship with other public spaces. The function of the educational public space is to incorporate the pluralism and diversity that exist in society and other public spaces, in order to democratically reorient the exercise of fundamental rights back towards the public space. This paper endeavours to analyse some of the conflicts that have arisen within the educational field, both in Spain and in Europe, and tries to provide solutions to these conflicts from the basis of the democratic function fulfilled by education in the public space.

Keywords: constitutional theory; democratic constitution; public space; pluralism; right to education; democratic education.

DOI: 10.1504/IJHRCS.2017.089720

International Journal of Human Rights and Constitutional Studies, 2017 Vol.5 No.3/4, pp.243 - 263

Received: 29 Apr 2017
Accepted: 03 May 2017

Published online: 08 Feb 2018 *

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