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ERIC Number: EJ1160168
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 28
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-1175
Circles and Parallels: Democratic Governance in a Small School
Hawkes, T. Elijah
Schools: Studies in Education, v14 n2 p191-218 Fall 2017
This article is an inquiry into the work of educators at the James Baldwin School (JBS), a New York City public school with an explicit commitment to democracy in its mission and core values. The author was founding principal at JBS for the first six years, has stayed in touch, and recently went back to talk with faculty about how their work has evolved. JBS is only one of many in a long history of schools striving to ensure that the institutions charged with preparing youth for citizenship in a democracy function themselves in democratic ways. Past or present, and wherever they may be, in an era when elected officials across our country show authoritarian leanings, the work of schools that strive to function democratically demand careful consideration by educators, learners, and leaders in all corners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York (New York)
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