Bibliography: Democracy (page 553 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 James F. Pontuso, Harvey Wheeler, Weewish Tree, Robert W. Richburg, William H. Shaw, Gaye Vandermyn, Ronnie W. Faulkner, Donald Arnstine, C. Allan Ryan, and Donald W. Brandon.

Vandermyn, Gaye (1974). America's Uninformed Electorate, Compact. Highlights a recently reported national survey of what young Americans (ages 9-35) know and understand about their constitutional rights, the political process, the role of government and basic democratic principles. Findings indicate that many Americans are unfamiliar with the political functionings of the country or their rights guaranteed under law. (Author) Primary type of information provided by report: Results (Selective).   [More]  Descriptors: Civics, Civil Liberties, Democracy, Educational Assessment

Ryan, C. Allan (1970). When a Busing Proposal Is More Than a Busing Controversy, Amer Sch Board J. In Williamsville, New York a busing proposal resulted in referenda and widespread harassment of board members. Descriptors: Board of Education Policy, Boards of Education, Bus Transportation, Democracy

Shaw, William H. (1986). Boycotting South Africa, Journal of Applied Philosophy. Examines the immorality of apartheid and what (if anything) nations are required to do about it. Focusing primarily on the United States as an example, the author concludes that there is an obligation to fight apartheid through carefully chosen foreign policy measures. Descriptors: Democracy, Economics, Foreign Policy, International Law

Weewish Tree (1977). American Indians Today: The Navajo Indian Nation. The Navajo Nation's government is organized into 102 chapters. Each chapter has a "chapter house", where they meet, have social affairs, read and learn together, and where families get together to talk about their community affairs. This article briefly describes the chapters.   [More]  Descriptors: American Indians, Childrens Literature, Democracy, Government (Administrative Body)

Faulkner, Ronnie W.; Gunter, Michael M. (1986). UN Ambassador Daniel Patrick Moynihan and the Calhounian Connection, Teaching Political Science. Illustrates the relationships between John C. Calhoun's slavery-era political philosophy regarding minority rights within a democratic political organization and the actions of Daniel P. Moynihan as United States' Ambassador to the third-world-dominated General Assembly of the United Nations. Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Higher Education, Political Attitudes

Wheeler, Harvey (1971). Beyond Tomorrow – What?, Educational Horizons. A keynote address given at the First General Session of the Twenty-seventh Biennial Council of Pi Lambda Theta at the University of Arizona on August 15, 1971, in which the author talks about the future and about revolution, which seems to be part of the future. Descriptors: American Culture, Computer Oriented Programs, Computers, Democracy

Brandon, Donald W. (1982). A Christian Democratic Party in the United States, Teaching Political Science. The basis of Christian political thought is discussed, why Christian Democratic parties exist in other democratic countries is explained, and how the American political and moral climate may have changed enough to make the formation of such a party feasible in this country is examined.   [More]  Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Higher Education, Political Science

Richburg, Robert W. (1985). An Inquiry Lesson Plan for American History: Interpreting the Great Seal of the United States, Social Studies. The Great Seal of the United States is an important expression of the values of the Founding Fathers of our nation. This lesson will help students in grades 8-12 investigate the meaning of the symbols incorporated in the Great Seal and, thus, gain insights into the uniqueness of our national aspirations. Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Inquiry, Secondary Education

Pontuso, James F. (1986). Solzhenitsyn on Marx: The Problem of Love of One's Own, Teaching Political Science. Provides a review of Soviet dissident, Alexander Solzhenitsyn's critique of Marx's ideas concerning property, family, women, and marriage. Demonstrates, through historical anecdotes, how the practices of Marx's communist doctrine undermines the human spirit and punishes people for their natural love of all that is their own. Descriptors: Capitalism, Communism, Democracy, Higher Education

Arnstine, Donald (1971). Freedom and Bureaucracy in the Schools. Part One: Definitions and Limitations, ASCD Yearbook. Sets the issue of freedom in a political context and indicates the necessity of adequately considering the conditions of schooling in relationship to freedom to learn, to teach, and to develop. Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Decision Making, Democracy, Democratic Values

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