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de Groot, Isolde – Democracy & Education, 2018
Political simulations are considered promising tools to instigate democratic learning in schools. This article reports a qualitative inquiry into student involvement in the organization of the 2012 mock elections--the shadow elections that schools can organize in conjunction with the official elections-- in eight high schools in the Netherlands.…
Descriptors: Elections, Political Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Simulation
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van Waarden, Betto – Democracy & Education, 2017
This article determines which education enables the perpetuation of diverse ways of life and the liberal democracy that accommodates this diversity. Liberals like John Rawls, Stephen Macedo, and William Galston have disagreed about the scope of civic education. Based on an analysis of toleration--the primary means for maintaining a pluralist…
Descriptors: Democratic Values, Cultural Pluralism, School Role, Skill Development
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Simovska, Venka – Democracy & Education, 2012
This article discusses the findings from a case study focusing on processes involving pupils to bring about health-promotion changes. The study is related to an EU intervention project aiming to promote health and well-being among children (4-16 years). Qualitative research was carried out in a school in the Netherlands. Data sources include…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Intervention, Health Promotion, Foreign Countries