ERIC Number: ED484866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Reference Count: 11
Quick Guide: Democratic Classrooms
National Service Learning Clearinghouse
Democratic classrooms are those in which the curriculum actively engages students in collaborative inquiry, decision making is shared between students and staff, and students choose their daily activities. Compared with traditional classrooms, students in democratic classrooms take more ownership of and responsibility for their own learning. Helping students become active citizens and preparing them for participation in a democratic society are two purposes of service-learning.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.