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Reis, Carlos Sousa; Formosinho, Dores; Del Dujo, Ágel García – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2017
Our scope is to show how democracy has been trivialized as a concept and, more worryingly, as a mystified practice of consented servitude, which supposedly would bring to its very end. In fact, for the emblematic occidental societies, democracy has, at the best, been reduced to a consumerist way of life, under the capitalist liberal order, and the…
Descriptors: Democracy, Politics of Education, Neoliberalism, Authoritarianism
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Enza, Chie – Educational Studies in Japan: International Yearbook, 2019
This paper focuses on how Taneichi Kitazawa, a leading progressive education practitioner, received the concept of democracy, and reconsiders the meaning of democracy in Japanese progressive education, conventionally considered within the framework of early modern Japanese political ideology. Kitazawa, having gleaned the idea of "common…
Descriptors: Democracy, Progressive Education, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries
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Forster, Daniella J.; McPherson, Amy; Douglas, Samuel – Global Studies of Childhood, 2019
In the following interview, Meira Levinson (Harvard Graduate School) discusses the field of educational ethics and how it can enhance justifiable youth activism to enact citizenship education and recover democracy. She introduces readers to her philosophical approach for developing normative case studies that aim to be inclusive of divergent views…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, Decision Making, Ethics
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Boyask, Ruth – FORUM: for promoting 3-19 comprehensive education, 2019
Democratic public schooling prepares for and models collective self-governance in a complex society where the people are subject to various forms of governmental power. The common or public school is the main way democratic nations prepare their people for participation, yet in modern versions democracy is contested through school curriculum and…
Descriptors: Democracy, Public Education, Public Schools, Role of Education
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Clarke, Matthew – Scottish Educational Review, 2017
2016 marks the centenary of "Democracy and Education", in which Dewey argued for the mutually dependent relationship linking a legitimate education system and a thriving democracy. A century later, it seems, democracy and education have been decoupled, with both undermined by developments such as growing inequality, declining…
Descriptors: Democracy, Education, Psychiatry, Politics
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Mooney Simmie, Geraldine; Edling, Silvia – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2019
The needs of a globalized economy are rapidly changing what is legitimated as school knowledge and values, and calling up new understandings of teachers' role in stimulating democratic spaces. We have termed this "Teachers' Democratic Assignment." We examine changing notions of teachers' democratic assignment in Ireland and Sweden using…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Democracy, Teacher Education, Educational Policy
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Sorial, Sarah; Peterson, Andrew – Curriculum Journal, 2019
Educating for active and informed citizenship represents a core goal of Australian education and schooling. Owing to a range of factors -- including the contested conceptual nature of citizenship and democracy -- there is reason to question the extent to which this goal is being translated into practice. Similarly, while the Australian Curriculum…
Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Foreign Countries, Educational Objectives, Democratic Values
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Wolton, Suke – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2017
The duty to monitor "the failure to uphold British Values" in the "Prevent" strategy, introduced in the Counter-Terrorism and Security Act 2015, is itself an attack on British democracy. This article explains the contradictory nature of the "Prevent Duty." First, the current state of democracy in Britain is examined…
Descriptors: Social Values, Democracy, Prevention, Terrorism
Miller, Mike – Educational Leadership, 2020
Dissent is vital to the intellectual life of a classroom, just as it is to the health of a school, a school system, or a democracy, explains high school teacher Mike Miller. Rather than being silenced, healthy dissidence should be taught. Miller draws from his classroom experience to illustrate how educators can cultivate a climate that welcomes…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, High School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Democracy
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McGuire, Margit E.; Nicholson, Karen; Rand, Allan – Social Studies and the Young Learner, 2019
How do we preserve our civil society and dynamic political system and prepare students to be active citizens in a democratic society? The need for civic education is more essential now than ever before, and students deserve access to powerful civic lessons that actively engage them in learning about our democracy. The ultimate goal would be for…
Descriptors: Elections, Teaching Methods, Political Attitudes, Citizen Participation
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Wilderman, Melanie; Nasrin, Sohana; Davis, Jeremy – Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, 2019
Scholastic journalism plays an important role in future professional journalism. Due to journalism's place in a functioning democracy, journalism education is also tied to a democracy's success. Many U.S. states have cut budgets severely for public education, which heavily affects subjects such as journalism. Researchers interviewed 14 scholastic…
Descriptors: Budgeting, Retrenchment, Scholastic Journalism, Journalism Education
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Kralovec, Etta – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
This article reflects on the experiences of a Fulbright scholar, drawing heavily on the collected writings from her Zimbabwean students. The story tells of the emerging identity of the first generation to be born in an independent Zimbabwe. The article explores the intersection of traditional culture, gender, and democracy that these students face…
Descriptors: Democracy, Learning Experience, Cultural Influences, Gender Issues
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Samuelsson, Martin – Democracy & Education, 2018
The aim of consensus is essential to deliberative democracy. However, this aim has also been frequently criticized. In this article, I present two different forms of criticism against consensus in democratic education. The first, articulated by scholars of education for democracy, claims that the aim of consensus fails to account for the…
Descriptors: Group Unity, Democracy, Citizenship Education, Participative Decision Making
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Samuelsson, Martin – Democracy & Education, 2016
The theory of deliberative democracy places public deliberations at the heart of democracy. In order to participate in democratic deliberations, citizens need certain skills, attitudes, and values. Within the field of education for deliberative democracy, it is assumed that these are learned through participation in democratic deliberation. Thus,…
Descriptors: Democracy, Group Discussion, Classification, Educational Philosophy
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Karkour, Islam – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2019
In 2013, thousands of Egyptians protested in the streets of Cairo in an effort to overthrow the country's first democratically elected president only 1 year after he took office. Some of my acquaintances participated in those protests, chanting "we do not want democracy." Several observers tried to analyze and understand this strange…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, National Curriculum, Conflict
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