Democracy, Education, and the Schools

  • ID: 2215391
  • Book
  • 320 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Argues that the most basic purpose of America′s schools is to teach children the moral and intellectual responsibilities of living and working in a democracy. Leading scholars from the fields of education, history, political science, and anthropology explore what democracy is and what it means for preparing teachers and teaching students. Discusses critical questions about the relationship between the American democracy and a free public school system.
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Introduction: Schools and the American Democracy

1. The Meanings of Democracy(Nathan Tarcov)

2. Democracy, Nurturance, and Community(Donna H. Kerr)

3. Democracy, Ecology, and Participation(Mary Catherine Bateson)

4. Democracy, Education, and Community(John I. Goodlad)

5. Public Schooling and the American Democracy(Robert B. Westbrook)

6. Democracy and Access to Education(Linda Darling–Hammond, Jacqueline Ancess)

7. Curriculum for Democracy(Walter C. Parker)

8. Oratory, Democracy, and the Classroom(John Angus Campbell)

9. Teaching the Teachers of the People(Roger Soder)
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ROGER SODER is associate director of the Center for Educational Renewal at the University of Washington and vice president of the indepAndent Institute for Educational Inquiry. He is coeditor (with John I. Goodlad and Kenneth A. Sirotnik) of The Moral Dimensions of Teaching (Jossey–Bass, 1990) and Places Where Teachers Are Taught (Jossey–Bass, 1990).
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