Bibliography: Democracy (page 436 of 605)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized for the I'm with Jill website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Marilyn Turkovich, Izabela Ratman-Liwerska, Bobbi Fisher, William Ayers, Sudia Paloma McCaleb, Michael Pickering, David Chaney, Lynden J Leppard, Ronald J. Hustedde, and Theodore Rosnak.

Preskill, Stephen (1989). Educating for Democracy: Charles W. Eliot and the Differentiated Curriculum, Educational Theory. Eliot's call for differentiated schooling, which took place in the early part of this century, reflected a social philosophy which assumed that non-Anglo people, for the most part, would remain at the bottom of America's economic hierarchy. This philosophy, and the social and economic conditions that generated it, are explored. Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational History, Educational Philosophy, Elitism

Pickering, Michael; Chaney, David (1986). Democracy and Communication: Mass Observation 1936-1943, Journal of Communication. Outlines the work of the Mass Observation research movement. Calls for evaluation of the significance of Mass Observation's collection methods and results. Argues it was one of the most ambitious popular culture studies in this century. Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Mass Media, Media Research, Popular Culture

McCaleb, Sudia Paloma (1995). Teaching: The Challenge of Change; Reclaiming Democracy through Schooling, Multicultural Education. Describes New College of California's implementation of the year-long Elementary Teacher Credential program, a broad multicultural vision with extensive pedagogical goals. The article focuses primarily on innovative aspects of the program designed to provide teachers with the skills and understanding needed for the culturally diverse twenty-first century school. Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Elementary School Teachers, Ethnic Groups

Cladis, Mark S. (1995). Education, Virtue, and Democracy in the Work of Emile Durkheim, Journal of Moral Education. Contends that a public education similar to that proposed by Emile Durkheim is a condition for a flourishing liberal society. Maintains that Durkheim merged standard liberal and communitarian values by supporting both individual rights and the common good. Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Democratic Values, Educational Objectives

Fisher, Bobbi (1994). Getting Democracy into First Grade–Or Any Grade, Teaching Pre K-8. Describes how a class "government" is used to organize and manage a first-grade classroom. All students are assigned to one of five committees (math, reading, science, trips, and writing), each of which has specific tasks to perform. Notes that such activities encourage children to take responsibility for their own learning. Descriptors: Class Activities, Committees, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students

Chamberlin, C.; Sawada, Daiyo (1987). Democracy, Community, Responsibility, and Influence in Teacher Education, Journal of Education for Teaching. This paper examines a large undergraduate teacher education program which had as a major goal allaying students' feelings of depersonalization and alienation. Specifically looked at are: (1) processes leading to a sense of community, responsibility, and influence among students and staff and (2) processes countering such development. Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Schools of Education

Ayers, William (1996). Democracy and Urban Schooling for Justice and Care, Journal for a Just and Caring Education. Issues a call to action for educators concerned with African American students' education. Depicts the undemocratic, unjust features of urban children's surroundings and dispels some common misconceptions. City schools can become palaces of learning. Whereas education can open doors, minds, and possibilities, schools seem overly concerned with sorting, punishing, grading, ranking, and certifying. Descriptors: Blacks, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education

Sacken, Donal M. (1989). Due Process and Democracy: Participation in School Disciplinary Processes, Urban Education. Imposed legalistic school disciplinary codes are ineffectual and undemocratic. The focus and form of legalization in school discipline systems must shift to rule formation processes. The importance of evaluating impediments to participation is discussed. Descriptors: Discipline Policy, Participation, Participative Decision Making, Policy Formation

Rosnak, Theodore (1986). Partners for Democracy: Public Libraries and Information Technology, Wilson Library Bulletin. This essay addresses access to information through the use of computer networking systems. Highlights include national commercial networks, bulletin board systems, cautionary notes on networking, the role of the public library in providing a link between the computer and the public, and maximizing access and efficiency through library services. Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Information Networks, Information Science, Information Services

Leppard, Lynden J (1993). Teaching for Democratic Action in a Deliberative Democracy, Social Education. Describes the rationale, instructional objectives, and instructional procedures of the National Issues Forum program for secondary social studies. Asserts that the program's content and learning strategies develop and improve student's decision-making skills and knowledge of significant contemporary issues. Contends that business and corporate leaders share the commitment to effective learning environments and deliberative discussion of public issues. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Course Content, Critical Thinking, Current Events

King, Betty S.; Hustedde, Ronald J. (1993). Community Free Spaces: Creating and Nurturing Schools of Democracy, Journal of Extension. Clarifies the concept of free space–a setting in which people can meet for public talk and contribute to solving public problems–and the need to integrate it into extension leadership and public policy programs. Offers two case studies and insights about how lessons learned from them can be applied to extension education. Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Citizen Participation, Community Action

Magendzo, Abraham (1994). Tensions and Dilemmas about Education in Human Rights in Democracy, Journal of Moral Education. Asserts that incorporating human rights issues into the curriculum causes tensions, especially in nations with histories of military dictatorships. Describes human rights education in Chile and other Latin American nations. Discusses whether human rights should be a separate curriculum subject or integrated into all courses. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Curriculum Development, Democratic Values

Ratman-Liwerska, Izabela (1993). Dilemma of Democracy and Adult Education in Poland, Convergence. Political changes in Poland are affecting the educational sector. There is a need for regulation in adult education, and the polycentric model is shifting government responsibility for education from financial support to political and moral oversight. Descriptors: Adult Education, Decentralization, Educational Change, Educational Finance

Crunkleton, Martha A. (1991). The Flight to Community: Pluralism, Democracy, and Higher Education, Liberal Education. As college students become more diverse, there is more conflict on campus. Elements in these conflicts include confusion about the concept of equality, the idea that difference entails opposition, and the assumption that a particular set of human characteristics is fundamentally better than another. Commitment to diversity is commitment to increased knowledge. Descriptors: College Environment, Conflict, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism

Turkovich, Marilyn (1987). Partners in Democracy: India and the United States, New England Social Studies Bulletin. Provides background on the historical connections between India and the United States and compares their political systems. Offers a number of learning activities designed to promote better understanding between India and the United States. Descriptors: Democratic Values, Governmental Structure, Indians, International Relations

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