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ERIC Number: EJ1063667
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1745-4999
"Democracy Will Not Fall from the Sky." A Comparative Study of Teacher Education Students' Perceptions of Democracy in Two Neo-Liberal Societies: Argentina and Australia
Zyngier, David; Traverso, María Delia; Murriello, Adriana
Research in Comparative and International Education, v10 n2 p275-299 Jun 2015
This paper compares and contrasts pre-service teachers' (PSTs) beliefs about democracy in Argentina and Australia. While there are many important studies of how school students understand democracy and democratic participation, few have studied what teachers, and especially pre-service teachers, think about democracy. This paper uses a mixed methods approach to present quantitative and qualitative responses to the contrasting understandings of democracy from an established and a newly emerging democracy. Determining the linkage between education and democracy is important as it has implications for how our children will relate to democracy both in the classroom and in society as future citizens.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina (Buenos Aires); Australia