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Payne, Katherina A. – Action in Teacher Education, 2018
Much like preservice teachers, who cite cooperating teachers as influential to the learning-to-teach process, this study and its findings center the work of cooperating teachers as essential to teacher education for democratic education. The mentoring practices of cooperating teachers often reflect their teaching practices with students in their…
Descriptors: Mentors, Beginning Teachers, Preservice Teachers, Preservice Teacher Education
Gibbs, Brian – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
This article describes one secondary social studies teacher's attempts to build a pedagogically democratic classroom. The teacher designs curriculum around large essential questions, connects content to the present lives of students, and creates space for students to make their own decisions and choices. The teacher is convinced that she has…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Social Studies, Classroom Techniques
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Tammi, Tuure; Rajala, Antti – Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 2018
Previous research has identified numerous obstacles that counteract attempts to involve pupils in democratic processes in schools. Drawing from deliberative democratic theory and sociolinguistic research on dialogic teaching we discuss an intervention grounded on the ideas of deliberative communication and decision-making in an elementary…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Student Attitudes, Decision Making, Democratic Values
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Pretsch, Johanna; Ehrhardt-Madapathi, Natalie – Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, 2018
In a democratic society, school has the goal to foster democratic attitudes in students. Besides explicit attempts to do so, justice experiences in school may be crucial to develop positive attitudes towards democracy. Therefore, we studied the relationship between different dimensions of justice experiences in school and democratic attitudes. We…
Descriptors: Justice, Democracy, Social Exchange Theory, Democratic Values
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Mahon, Kathleen – Educational Action Research, 2017
This article is a critically reflexive account of how collaborative processes and democratic relations were negotiated in a doctoral research project which combined elements of institutional ethnography, self-study, and, significantly for this article, critical participatory action research. The critical participatory action research dimension of…
Descriptors: Praxis, Democratic Values, Group Dynamics, Doctoral Programs
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Howe, Elijah C.; Fosnacht, Kevin – Journal of College and Character, 2017
Preparing students to be engaged participants in our democratic society has long been an important college outcome. Over the past few decades, postsecondary institutions have primarily attempted to improve civic outcomes by integrating service activities into their curricula. While research on the effects of service-learning are plentiful,…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Democratic Values, Communities of Practice, Institutional Characteristics
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Davids, Nuraan – Education as Change, 2018
Curricular reform in South African schools, as initially encountered through outcomes based education (OBE), and most recently in CAPS, has been criticised and interrogated, if not for its epistemology, then for its political desirability. While justifiable questions were and continue to be asked about the pedagogical adaptability of teachers to…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Professional Identity, Narration
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Stemhagen, Kurt – Educational Theory, 2016
In this article, Kurt Stemhagen reconstructs mathematics education in light of Dewey's democratic theory and his ideas about mathematics and mathematics education. The resulting democratic philosophy and pedagogy of mathematics education emphasizes agency and the connections between mathematics and students' social experiences. Stemhagen considers…
Descriptors: Mathematics, Mathematics Education, Constructivism (Learning), Mathematics Instruction
McCormick, Paul R. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this study is to examine the experiences of a democratic school leader and understand how his conception of leadership is congruent or incongruent with notions of democracy and democratic leadership. This small, participant-observer case study follows a democratic school leader and his staff for a year and examines those challenges…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Administrator Attitudes, Leadership Responsibility, Democracy
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Bradshaw, Rachel – Democracy & Education, 2014
The importance of public education in democratic states is almost beyond dispute. Too often, though, discussions of democratic education focus solely on policies and systems, forgetting the individual teachers who are ultimately responsible for educating future citizens. This paper attempts to illustrate just how complex and significant the role…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Democratic Values, Democracy, Educational Practices
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Covaleskie, John – Philosophical Studies in Education, 2017
In this article, John Covaleskie briefly sketches a set of interlocking propositions about democratic education. First, he argues that "democratic life places moral demands on those who hold the office of citizen": democratic citizenship requires a certain degree of particular virtues, where virtue requires the development of both…
Descriptors: Democracy, Moral Values, Community, Justice
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Mathews, David – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter examines how the work of community colleges relates to the democratic work that citizens must do and makes the case for better alignment between the two.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Role, Democracy, Democratic Values
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Kisker, Carrie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the ways in which civic learning and democratic engagement are incorporated into community colleges' missions and strategic plans, professional development, curricula, and extracurricular programming.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Programs, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions
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Bruce, Bertram – Schools: Studies in Education, 2018
Our ways of living together, communicating, and learning shape social life and our responses to problems such as economic injustice, racism, or climate change. That insight led John Dewey to identify democracy and its engine, democratic education, as the best means for assembling the knowledge necessary to address complex challenges and to ensure…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, School Community Relationship, Figurative Language, Change Strategies
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Erbil, Deniz Gökçe; Kocabas, Ayfer – Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 2018
In this study, the effects of applying the cooperative learning method on the students' attitude toward democracy in an elementary 3rd-grade life studies course was examined. Over the course of 8 weeks, the cooperative learning method was applied with an experimental group, and traditional methods of teaching life studies in 2009, which was still…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Democracy, Elementary School Students, Grade 3
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