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ERIC Number: ED534650
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Pages: 96
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 135
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Democracy and Experimentation: Two Fundamental Values for Education
Moss, Peter; Urban, Mathias
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This paper is a contribution to the debate in Germany and beyond in Europe on future directions for education. It builds on and extends earlier work by the authors, on democratic experimentalism (Moss, 2009; Fielding & Moss, forthcoming) and early childhood workforce professionalism (Urban, 2008, 2009, 2010; Dalli & Urban 2010). At a time when managerial, technical and market approaches are increasingly influential, it argues the case for an alternative: an education based on "democracy" and "experimentation" as fundamental values and practices. By arguing for an education of democracy and experimentation, the paper assumes that there are other possible values. The issue is not whether or not to have values in education, but which values and what practices follow from the choice of values? (Contains 12 footnotes.)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany