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ERIC Number: EJ897095
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1755-2273
Teaching for a Strong, Deliberative Democracy
Thomas, Nancy L.
Learning and Teaching: The International Journal of Higher Education in the Social Sciences, v2 n3 p74-97 Win 2009
Across the U.S.A, everyday citizens, civic leaders, policy makers, and educators are experimenting with inclusive, deliberative approaches to addressing social, economic, and political issues. Some academics and civic leaders describe this renewal in citizen engagement as a movement, a significant, transformative shift in the way we interact with each other to solve public problems, strengthen communities and "do" democracy. Colleges and universities need to take stock of the movement towards a more deliberative democracy and adapt their programmes and activities to fit what democratic societies need today. Many campuses already offer programmes in inclusive dialogue, deliberative public reasoning, justice and other Constitutional values, democratic leadership and conflict management. Many faculty members use democratic teaching methods. These can serve as helpful models. For all colleges and universities, the challenge is to get to scale, to teach all students--not just a few in particular disciplines or co-curricular activities--to serve as effective citizens in an increasingly diverse, deliberative democracy. (Contains 4 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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