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ERIC Number: EJ1085475
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0272
The Importance of Cultivating Democratic Habits in Schools: Enduring Lessons from "Democracy and Education"
Hansen, David T.; James, Carmen
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v48 n1 p94-112 2016
In this article, we argue that democratic habits remain as vital for education and culture today as they were when Dewey published "Democracy and Education" in 1916. We take our point of departure from his treatment of habit and education in the book. Dewey dissolves the stereotypical notion that habits refer solely to mechanical, repetitive and mindless routines. He reconstructs the concept so that we can see why habits can be both stable and dynamic. They can evolve through action and reflection upon the consequences of action. We draw from his analysis a conception of democratic habits that educators today can cultivate across the curriculum and overall life of the school.
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Language: English
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