Bibliography: Democracy (page 434 of 605)

This bibliography is independently curated for the I'm with Jill website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Tim Brookes, Kenneth A. Strike, Neal Q. Herrick, Joe Nathan, Tim A. Pilgrim, David L. Martinson, Teaching Tolerance, David D. Kumar, John F. Lewis, and Herbert Kohl.

Rooker, Robert A. (1981). "Participatory Democracy" Doesn't Belong in Academe, Journalism Educator. Argues that student involvement in teacher evaluations, curriculum decisions, and grading processes is absurd. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Decision Making, Educational Planning, Grades (Scholastic)

Wanker, William Paul (1992). The University and Democracy: Interlocking Learning and Governing, Interchange. Discusses the relationship between learning and governing, suggesting that systems of social organization reflect prevailing theories of mind and are presuppositional in higher education. Using philosophy, history, and politics, the paper suggests ways of designing higher education systems that reflect a comprehensive view and enhance democratic rule. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, College Role, Democratic Values

Teaching Tolerance (1992). Talk About It: Democracy Begins in Human Conversation. Discusses the importance of fostering conversation about difficult issues such as racism and injustice. Offers six guidelines for teacher facilitated group discussions in the classroom about sensitive issues that cover planning, goals, setting the stage, rules, and encouraging openness. Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Communication Skills, Conflict, Democratic Values

Jarrett, Mike (1994). Democracy in a Prison Setting: Success behind Bars, Indiana English. Describes the difficulties of teaching a reading class in a prison. Emphasizes the importance of sharing and of teaching based on democratic principles. Shows how using collaboration, perspective sharing, and children's literature helped to bond the class. Concludes that teaching inside a prison is different from teaching in a regular institution, but with effort, it can be just as successful. Descriptors: Adult Reading Programs, Childrens Literature, Classroom Environment, Correctional Education

Kumar, David D. (1990). Science for Democracy: Communicating Science for Knowledge Equity, Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. Discussed is why one of the main concerns of scientists and educators should be making the public aware of the nature of science and its role in society. Presented are ways in which science can be communicated with and without the classroom. Descriptors: College Science, Data Bases, Experiential Learning, Higher Education

Strike, Kenneth A. (1988). Democracy, Civic Education, and the Problem of Neutrality, Theory into Practice. Educational institutions in a liberal society must be rooted in a conception of justice that, if it is to respect neutrality, cannot be subservient to some particular view of "the good." Features of an educational environment that promotes civic education are discussed. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Liberalism

Giroux, Henry A. (1987). Citizenship, Public Philosophy, and the Struggle for Democracy, Educational Theory. The resurgency of patriotism in America is described. Citizenship is dealt with as a historical construction and from various ideological perspectives. Ideologies underlying citizenship education in the schools, in movies, and in television are investigated. Important theoretical considerations for a critical theory of citizenship education are discussed. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Ideology, Patriotism, Philosophy

Herrick, Neal Q. (1985). Is the Time Finally Ripe for Educational Democracy?, Social Policy. Current educational management systems encourage the view of students and teachers as problem creators. Schools might be reformed through a greater appreciation of modern business practices which emphasize democratic participation. All members of the educational process could become decision makers and problem solvers. Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Participative Decision Making, School Administration

Martinson, David L. (1996). Students Don't Understand Democracy? Look to Journalism Education, Clearing House. Argues that journalism and communications instruction at the secondary level should not focus on production techniques, but rather should serve as a laboratory for citizenship training, helping to prepare young people to be more informed and effective citizens. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Journalism Education, Secondary Education, Speech Communication

Pilgrim, Tim A. (1991). Democracy in the Classroom: Celebrating Its Communicative Elements, Proteus. Use of insights from the speech communication discipline can strengthen college teaching effectiveness, including abandoning the safety of the lectern and listening carefully to student thoughts, teaching without notes, and exemplifying respect, genuineness, and empathy in the teacher-student relationship. Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction

Shils, Edward (1992). The Universities, the Social Sciences, and Liberal Democracy, Interchange. The article traces the history of the social sciences and shows how they developed their modern form in Western universities. It argues that they are undermining rather than supporting democratic order and suggests that universities, with their commitment to truth and freedom of thought, can transform such disciplines into worthwhile entities. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Civil Liberties, College Role, Democratic Values

Brookes, Tim (1980). Education for Democracy: I Can't Complain, Use of English. Advocates teaching students how to articulate effectively and follow up on their complaints to bureaucrats. Recounts an English course in which the teacher attempted to teach students how to complain. Descriptors: Communication Skills, English Instruction, Higher Education, Letters (Correspondence)

Lewis, John F. (1995). Saying No to Vouchers: What Is the Price of Democracy?, NASSP Bulletin. School choice is a strategy to avoid the problems facing schools. Crime and discipline must be confronted head-on. Using public money to supplement private education dollars is useless. Living under majority rule while running a public school is not easy. "Choice" is a quick-fix that undermines the democratic value system it celebrates. (25 references) Descriptors: Competition, Democratic Values, Educational Improvement, Educational Vouchers

Nathan, Joe; Kohl, Herbert (1981). Public Alternative Schools and the Future of Democracy, Phi Delta Kappan. The authors take issue with Mary Anne Raywid's article on public alternative schools in the April 1981 "Kappan." Specifically, they address the "myths" concerning student veto power, evaluation, impetus for developing alternative schools, and the effects of federal money. Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Federal Aid, History

Kneupper, Charles W. (1986). Political Rhetoric and Public Competence: A Crisis for Democracy?, Rhetoric Society Quarterly. Discusses the quality of current political argument, the relation between this and public attention to politics, the competency of the public to evaluate political argument, and whether political argument and public competence can be improved. Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Discourse Analysis, Persuasive Discourse, Political Campaigns

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