ERIC Number: EJ917424
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 2
Democracy and Teacher Education: Setting Priorities
Goodman, Jesse H.
Teacher Education and Practice, v22 n4 p454-457 Fall 2009
As John Dewey noted in his last book, each generation, in its turn, must assume responsibility as caretaker of democracy. He noted that one should never take democracy for granted. Everyone lives in an imperfect democracy, and teacher educators should play their part in protecting, nurturing, and advancing democratic ideals, rituals, values, and structures. This article addresses several interconnected priorities for teacher educators to consider: (1) intellectual engagement; (2) antifoundationalism; (3) community; and (4) curriculum and its development.
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Democracy, Teacher Educators, Teacher Responsibility, Role of Education, Curriculum Development, Teacher Role, Needs Assessment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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