ERIC Number: ED383599
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
"Advanced" Ideas about Democracy: Toward a Pluralist Conception of Citizenship Education.
Parker, Walter C.
This paper suggests that the concept of "democratic citizenship education" must be expanded and deepened. The conventional conception excludes the key ideas of the social and cultural dimensions of citizenship and the central tension of social life--unity/difference. The paper features the following areas: (1) "Essentially Contested Concepts"; (2) "The Dominant Conception of Citizenship Education: Difference as Dissolution"; (3) "'Advanced' Ideas about Democracy"; and (4) "Conclusion." Ideas promoted as "advanced" include path/accomplishment and pluralism/assimilation. Historical examples and literature are used to support the points raised for consideration. Contains 63 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (Phoenix, AZ, November 1994).