Bibliography: Democracy (page 552 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 Christine Pascal, Brad L. Mitchell, Howard Meyer, John Vasconcellos, Bernard Hirschhorn, Marcel Lewinski, George H. Wood, Ralph A. Smith, Landon E. Beyer, and OAH Magazine of History.

Mitchell, Brad L. (1987). Higher Education Reform and Ad Hoc Committees: A Question of Legitimacy, Review of Higher Education. The recent increased emphasis on quality in higher education may reflect larger issues of legitimacy and authority inherent in the modern democratic state. Several traditional and emergent perspectives on the legitimacy of higher education and the use of ad hoc committees to define, advocate, and implement reforms are examined. Descriptors: Access to Education, Blue Ribbon Commissions, Committees, Democracy

Beyer, Landon E.; Wood, George H. (1986). Critical Inquiry and Moral Action in Education, Educational Theory. The role of schools in promoting social reproduction is the focus of unproductive debate among proponents and between adherents and others. This essay is concerned with how this body of theory may become a force for progressive, practical transformation. Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Theories, Moral Issues, Personal Autonomy

OAH Magazine of History (1987). Liberty and Learning in the Schools: Higher Education's Concern. Summarizes the American Association of University Professor's recent report on censorship, entitled: "Liberty and Learning in the Schools: Higher Education's Concerns." The report cites a significant rise in the number of challenges to books and other instructional materials since 1966 and states that schools of all types and levels must be concerned with censorship. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Citizenship Education, Democracy

Meyer, Howard (1986). The Importance of the "Second Constitution" to the Coming Celebrations, OAH Magazine of History. Warns against reinforcing what is called the "sacred mythology" of the "miracle at Philadelphia," and urges teachers to tell the full story of the flaws, fights, and decades of legal and political work required to bring the original constitution in line with the U. S. Declaration of Independence. Supports this argument with a chronology of events and numerous quotations. Descriptors: Citizenship, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Democracy

Hirschhorn, Bernard (1986). A Progressive Reformer and Two of His Reforms, OAH Magazine of History. Details the progressive era works of Richard Spencer Childs, known for his advocacy of the "short ballot" and appointed city managers, both measures which removed institutional impediments to truly popular government. Descriptors: City Government, Democracy, Secondary Education, Social Action

Pascal, Christine (1988). Democratised Primary School Government: Policy in Practice, British Educational Research Journal. This article describes a four year research project which investigated how a system of democratized primary school government, in which parents were prominent, was functioning. Findings suggest that the democratized government was an effective, acceptable, and practical reform. States that strategies and guidelines may be drawn from this example. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries

Smith, Ralph A. (1987). Excellence in Art Education, Art Education. Provides reflections on the meaning of excellence in art education. Identifies four propositions that distinguish excellence in art education. Descriptors: Academic Standards, Aesthetic Education, Art Education, Democracy

Eiserloh, Carole De Angelis (1987). Why Study the Constitution?, Social Studies Review. Discusses the U.S. Constitution's endurance throughout the years and states that it must be taught so that all citizens will know the value of their participation in a democratic society. Advocates a "Celebration of the Constitution," teaching it with the respect and vigor it deserves on its 200th birthday. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Constitutional History, Democracy, History Instruction

Fantini, Mario D. (1986). Defining Excellence: An Equation for Modern Times, Equity and Excellence. Educational excellence will be achieved when we are able to offer quality to the most students, in the most productive and economical form, while utilizing both the substantive and procedural dimensions of democratic participation. Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Improvement, Equal Education, Minority Groups

Lewinski, Marcel (1987). Korea at the Crossroads: The Democratic Challenge, Councilor. Discusses the reasons for the rapid growth of the Korean economy and the social and political implications of this growth. Assesses recent student riots and middle class unrest and offers insights into the political future of the country. Descriptors: Activism, Democracy, Economic Development, Foreign Countries

Vos, Valerie (1987). Let Freedom Ring, Social Studies. This play, designed for grades four to six, is a reenactment of the Constitutional Convention of 1787. It shows how the proposals for equal representation, a governmental balance of powers, and the Bill of Rights led to the ratification of the Constitution. Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Democracy, Governmental Structure

Raywid, Mary Anne (1986). Some Moral Dimensions of Administrative Theory and Practice, Issues in Education. Examines management approaches in ethical terms, arriving at numerous criteria applicable to educational administration. Discusses scientific management, morally neutral concepts, hyperrationalization, tightening of controls, and the business/industry model as having eclipsed or confused the moral dimensions of education. Calls for enlarged moral sensitivity and responsiveness. Includes 40 endnotes. Descriptors: Criteria, Decentralization, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education

Lawler, Peter Augustine (1987). Tocqueville on Metaphysics and Human Liberty, Teaching Political Science. Examines Alexis de Tocqueville's views about human existence and political liberty. Descriptors: Democracy, Higher Education, Intellectual Freedom, Philosophy

Vasconcellos, John; Murphy, M. Brian (1987). Education in the Experience of Being Citizens, Educational Leadership. Although not reknown for democratic organization, schools must provide experiences that teach what Alexis de Tocqueville called the "habits of the heart," or the sensibilities of democratic responsibility. Citizenship education must engage students in activities demanding both high self-regard and recognition of each person's interdependency with others. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cooperation, Democracy

Agresto, John (1987). NEH Places Renewed Emphasis on History, OAH Magazine of History. Recognizes the decline of history instruction and reports the results of the recent pilot test of the history knowledge of 17-year-old high school students by the National Assessment of Educational Progress. Lists the various projects of the National Endowment for the Humanities designed to strengthen United States History instruction. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Background, Curriculum Development, Democracy

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