Bibliography: Democracy (page 550 of 596)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the I'm with Tulsi website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Bruce London, Gretchen Guiton, Carol H. Weiss, Ronald M. Cervero, Rudolph A. Cain, Roberto Amaral, Shelby Steele, Joseph Cambone, Frank Riessman, and Brenda Dervin.

Gartner, Audrey; Riessman, Frank (1993). Making Sure Helping Helps, Social Policy. Benefits to the helper are important to consider in a national-service program, along with the benefits to the recipient. Some suggestions are offered to ensure reciprocity in community service. Democratizing help giving, that is making it available to the widest possible audience, could help remove some of the pitfalls associated with help giving. Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Programs, Democracy, Helping Relationship

Cain, Rudolph A. (1995). Alain Leroy Locke: Crusader and Advocate for the Education of African American Adults, Journal of Negro Education. Examines the involvement and leadership in the adult education movement of philosopher-educator Alain Locke. His conception of a direct linkage between the programmatic initiative of the movement and the fostering of democratic values was truly visionary. Adult education for Locke was a major conduit for improving race relations. Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Adult Programs, Black Leadership

Harvard Educational Review (1996). Cornel West on Heterosexism and Transformation: An Interview. Cornel West presents a vision of a democratic struggle that is inclusive of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people. He places heterosexism within the context of capitalism and connects it to other forms of oppression. Descriptors: Capitalism, Christianity, Democracy, Heterosexuality

Foley, Griff (1993). A "Democratic Moment": Political Education in the Chinese Liberation Struggle, International Journal of Lifelong Education. This review of China's liberation struggle, 1920-40, examines political education in the Chinese Communist army, the educational process during land reform, and the participatory process of learning in social action exemplified by the history of this period. Descriptors: Communism, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Land Use

Amaral, Roberto; Guimaraes, Cesar (1994). Media Monopoly in Brazil, Journal of Communication. Documents the process of broadcasting media development in Brazil, the failure of new technologies to produce democratization, and the barriers to democratization erected by monopolization and "metastasis." Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Communication Research, Democracy, Foreign Countries

Shannon, Patrick (1993). Developing Democratic Voices, Reading Teacher. Argues that it is not school policy and practices, but rather American governmental and corporate mismanagement and poor policy, that have caused economic decline and growing poverty. Encourages teachers and students to use reading and writing to develop democratic voices. Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education, Literacy

Steele, Shelby (1994). The New Sovereignty: Grievance Groups Have Become Nations unto Themselves, Focus. This article examines the means by which diversity is pursued and makes a claim for integration as a method to address grievances rather than collective entitlements. The author suggests that sovereignty is bestowed upon any group that is able to construct itself around a perceived grievance. Descriptors: Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Environmental Education, Feminism

Guiton, Gretchen; Oakes, Jeannie (1995). Opportunity to Learn and Conceptions of Educational Equality, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. Conceptual issues in developing and using opportunity-to-learn (OTL) standards to inform policy questions about equal educational opportunity are discussed. Using two national databases, OTL measures are developed according to Libertarian, Liberal, and Democratic Liberal conceptualizations, and the influence of these concepts on the information provided is compared. Descriptors: Access to Education, Databases, Democracy, Educational Research

London, Bruce; Williams, Bruce A. (1990). National Politics, International Dependency, and Basic Needs Provision: A Cross-National Analysis, Social Forces. Assesses the well-being of populations in 41 countries as it relates to regime ideology, state strength, multinational corporate investment, trade dependency, and position in the world economy. Concludes that models of basic needs provision should include both international economic and internal political factors. Contains 30 references. Descriptors: Democracy, Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Economic Factors

Wei, Haitian (1990). What Other Divergences of Opinion Exist between Comrade Qu Xiao et al. and the Young People of Shekou?, Chinese Education: A Journal of Translations. Responds to a videotape presentation of debates that occurred on January 13, 1988, between three educators and a group of youths of Shekou, China. Argues that criticism of the students is superficial and misleading. Notes the needs of the region for cultural, educational, and athletic facilities and rejects the argument that Shekou is ideologically out of step with China. Descriptors: Asian Studies, Democracy, Foreign Countries, Political Influences

Cervero, Ronald M.; Wilson, Arthur L. (1994). The Politics of Responsibility: A Theory of Program Planning Practice for Adult Education, Adult Education Quarterly. Explains four theoretical concepts: power, interests, negotiation, and responsibility. Combines them into a theory of program planning that encourages adult educators to nurture a democratic process, taking into account the power relations that support or threaten it. Descriptors: Adult Education, Democracy, Educational Planning, Politics of Education

Huesca, Robert; Dervin, Brenda (1994). Theory and Practice in Latin American Alternative Communication Research, Journal of Communication. Presents a comprehensive review of research from Latin America on alternative communication. Points out fundamental understanding about communication revealed in Latin American research. Points to ways this body of work can enrich scholarship worldwide and aid in the quest for understanding and implementing democratic communication forms. Descriptors: Communication Research, Democracy, Higher Education, Mass Media Use

Vergara, Ricardo (1994). NGOs: Help or Hindrance for Community Development in Latin America?, Community Development Journal. Nongovernmental organizations in developing countries tend to depoliticize citizens. They must change their perception of their role, stop portraying themselves as nonaccountable, stop creating community businesses that do not incorporate the market, and admit a role for private industry. Descriptors: Community Development, Democracy, Developing Nations, Economic Development

Weiss, Carol H.; Cambone, Joseph (1994). Principals, Shared Decision Making, and School Reform, Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis. The attitudes of six principals serving in shared decision-making (SDM) high schools toward SDM were studied. Although three supported SDM as a vehicle for improving education, the others supported it for its own sake, to democratize schools. Problems in instituting the reforms in these schools are discussed. Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Conflict, Democracy, Educational Change

Sultana, Ronald G. (1996). Adult Education and the Politics of Knowledge: The Relevance of Malta's Dun Gorg Preca, International Journal of Lifelong Education. Explores the contributions of Gorg Preca, a Maltese priest, to adult education in Malta. Highlights his commitment to democratization of knowledge, outreach to communities, and conviction that knowledge should not be the preserve of an elite. Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Educators, Democracy, Educational History

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