ERIC Number: ED330888
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Participative Design for Participative Democracy.
Emery, Merrelyn, Ed.
This four-part volume addresses design principles for introducing democratic forms in workplaces, educational institutions, and social institutions, based on a trend toward participative democracy in Australia. Following an introduction, part I sets the context with two papers: "The Agenda for the Next Wave" and "Educational Paradigms: An Epistemological Revolution." Part II, Participative Design at the Organizational Level, includes "The Light on the Hill '88--'Skill Formation' or 'Democratization of Work'"; "Participative Design: Work and Community Life"; "Further Learnings about Participative Design"; "Matching Effectivities to Affordances in the Design of Jobs"; "Laissez Faire vs. Democratic Groups"; and "Getting to Grips with the Great 'Small Group' Conspiracy." In part III, Democracy throughout the System, the following articles are included: "Towards Real Democracy"; "Adaptive Systems for Our Future Governance"; "Industry Councils--Comments on One Aspect of the Jackson Report"; and "The Jury System and Participative Democracy." Part IV discusses participative democracy in education and contains the following papers: "An Inadequate Dichotomy: 'Structured' vs. 'Unstructured' Learning"; "A Training Workshop on the Theory and Practice of Search Conferences"; "Multisearches"; "An Alternative General Studies Curriculum: A Description, Results and Evaluation"; and "Participation and Self Management in Course, Workshop and Conference Design: Principles and Methods." The book's contributors are Merrelyn Emery, Fred Emery, and Allan Davies. (NLA)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizen Participation, Conferences, Democracy, Educational Change, Epistemology, Foreign Countries, Governance, Instructional Design, Job Development, Juries, Learning Theories, Organizations (Groups), Participative Decision Making, Participatory Research, Program Design, Social Change
Centre for Continuing Education, Australian National University, GPO Box 4, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2601 ($25.00 Australian).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian National Univ., Canberra. Centre for Continuing Education.