ERIC Number: EJ1016316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
Critical Democracy Audits--A Response to "Teacher, Researcher, and Accountability Discourses: Creating Space for Democratic Science Teaching Practices in Middle Schools"
Democracy & Education, v21 n2 Article 6 2013
Educators frequently claim that the projects in which they are involved are democratic. However, considering the multiple and often conflicting notions of democracy and democratic education, are there any shared understandings of what either of those notions means? Does the claim that a project is democratic carry with it any shared assumptions, commitments, or obligations? In this response, I extend the conversation started by the authors of that article by proposing a critical democracy audit of their education project, and I offer a preliminary collection of questions, developed from recent literature on democratic education, that might be considered for use in such an audit.
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Middle School Students, Middle School Teachers, Faculty Development, Discourse Analysis, Teacher Education, Teacher Educators, Program Evaluation
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Middle Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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