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Stillwaggon, James – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2011
This paper deals with some issues underlying the role of education in the preparation of students for democratic participation. Throughout, I maintain two basic ideas: first, that a political action undertaken to obtain practical ends reflects a set of privately held values whose recognition is therefore essential to any idea of the political;…
Descriptors: Democracy, Role of Education, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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Camicia, Steven P.; Dobson, Dorothy – Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 2010
The representation of a variety of stakeholders' voices during the deliberation of public issues is vital for the proper functioning of a liberal democracy. This qualitative study examined an activity involving deliberation among children and preservice teachers in the United States. In the activity that we call partner journals, children were…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Preservice Teachers, Current Events, Democracy
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Peterson, Barbara A. – Democracy & Education, 2014
Educating for democracy, seen within a liberal democratic framework, requires that students develop the requisite knowledge and skills to recognize injustice and work effectively to oppose it. Stitzlein's notion of dissent is examined in conjunction with Kahne and Westheimer's argument for teaching democratic capacities by actively…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Dissent, Citizen Participation
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Zyngier, David; Traverso, María Delia; Murriello, Adriana – Research in Comparative and International Education, 2015
This paper compares and contrasts pre-service teachers' (PSTs) beliefs about democracy in Argentina and Australia. While there are many important studies of how school students understand democracy and democratic participation, few have studied what teachers, and especially pre-service teachers, think about democracy. This paper uses a mixed…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Student Attitudes
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Choo, Liyun Wendy – International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives, 2019
Western liberal conceptions of democratic citizenship require the state to be "neutral" by separating the political from the social. However, this is often at odds with the realities of socio-political organization in many former colonized countries. In this paper, I draw on empirical data from photo-elicitation interviews with eight…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Democracy, Postcolonialism, Citizenship Education
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Çelik, Rasit – Educational Philosophy and Theory, 2016
A previous study has justified the idea that a politically liberal conception of formal education can be applied in a developing democracy if such a society has reached a narrow overlapping consensus on its education system or modifies its education system from a minimally coercive perspective. This study further considers the fundamental question…
Descriptors: Democracy, Developing Nations, Core Curriculum, Political Attitudes
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Thayer-Bacon, Barbara J. – Ethics and Education, 2009
My article aims to develop a relational, pluralistic political theory that moves beyond standard theories of liberal democracy, and to consider how such a theory translates into our public school settings. I use a narrative style argument to share stories that focus on homogeneity and diversity from my visit to a Japanese elementary school, as I…
Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Practices, Individualism, Comparative Education
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Hamid, M. Obaidul; Honan, Eileen – Language, Culture and Curriculum, 2012
Globalisation and the global spread of English have led nation-states to introduce English into the early years of schooling to equip their citizens with communicative competence in order to compete within a global economy for individual and national development. In teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, nations have adopted…
Descriptors: Democracy, Global Approach, Foreign Countries, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Zoellner, Don – International Journal of Training Research, 2012
Governments in advanced liberal democracies have assigned Vocational Education and Training (VET) a critical role in preparing a productive workforce for the broader economy. This linkage opens the way to use economic theories to expand the understanding of VET. Noted economic theorists have described the use of one economic reductionist technique…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Technical Education, Career Education
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Kozma, Tamás; Tozsér, Zoltán – Center for Educational Policy Studies Journal, 2012
After the brutal uprising of 1956, there was a decade of gradual reform in Hungary under the Kadar regime. As part of this decade of reform, Hungary received permission to join the IEA (International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievements), an organisation that had been established in the late 1950s by the well-known Swedish…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Case Studies, Educational History
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Gould, Elizabeth – Action, Criticism, and Theory for Music Education, 2008
In this essay, the author builds on Val Plumwood's (1993, p. 192) notion of "devouring the other" to address fundamental problems of social justice and difference in liberal democracies and music education. The problem with liberal democracies is that they assimilate (devour) difference; consensual treatment of its citizens is predicated on the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Music Education, Democracy, Differences
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Lim, Leonel – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2014
In concert with Singapore's ambitions of a global city well engineered to the human capital needs of the transnational knowledge economy, its schools in recent years have emphasized the teaching of critical thinking. Such efforts, however, are not without tensions and contradictions. Given that such a curricular ideal is underpinned by liberal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Politics of Education, Global Approach
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Huzar, Timothy Jozef – Information Research: An International Electronic Journal, 2013
Introduction: This paper applies the thought of Jacques Rancière to the concept of democracy as it is traditionally understood in library studies literature. Methods: The paper reviews a cross-section of instances of the link between democracy and the public library in library studies literature. It offers a close textual analysis of Michael…
Descriptors: Public Libraries, Democracy, Social Theories, Library Role
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Abdi, Ali – Interchange: A Quarterly Review of Education, 2008
The case of Africa, in terms of development and democratic prospects, is encountering a number of hurdles that are stubborn, and are even getting increasingly more difficult to overcome. This paper, while agreeing with a number of leading Africanists who are calling for the efficient repair of Africa's political systems without which, I concur,…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Foreign Countries
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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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