ERIC Number: EJ910823
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
"Brown" Policy and the Moral Pillars of Democracy: Exploring Justice as the Organizing Principle of Educational Studies
Hughes, Sherick; Snauwaert, Dale T.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v46 n6 p545-559 2010
The purpose of this article is to revisit "Brown" as a paradigmatic understanding of social justice and its barriers, by reconsidering "Brown" in light of the three moral pillars of democracy identified by Cornel West (2004). West maintains that authentic deep democracy is grounded in three fundamental capacities and dispositions, or pillars: (a) Socratic questioning, (b) a prophetic commitment to justice, and (c) tragicomic hope. West's articulation of these pillars constitutes 20 a philosophical framework for the exploration of the basic demands of justice in a democratic society. These moral pillars can also offer useful insights into this phase of living exploration of Brown and its central place in educational studies.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Educational Research, Democracy, Barriers, Fundamental Concepts, Democratic Values, Civil Rights, Moral Values, Court Litigation, Educational Practices, Educational Principles, Intergroup Relations, Equal Education
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Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Secondary Education
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