Bibliography: Democracy (page 571 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 Marion Asche, Toh Swee-Hin, James K. Daly, Landon E. Beyer, Charles S. White, Education and Society, Deborah C. Fort, Eamonn Callan, A. J. Paulter, and D. M. Buffamanti.

Buffamanti, D. M.; Paulter, A. J. (1994). How We Will Learn in the Year 2000: Reengineering Schools for the High Performance Economy, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. In response to a high-performance economy, schools must reengineer learning by focusing on critical thinking skills, democratizing learning (becoming learner centered), offering multidisciplinary subject matter, diversifying school structures, and emphasizing lifelong learning. Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Democracy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change

Gregson, James A.; Asche, Marion (1993). Critical Pedagogy for Vocational Education: The Role of Teacher Education. [and] Response to Gregson: Critical Pedagogy–Dangerous Weapon or Useful Tool?, Journal of Industrial Teacher Education. Gregson expands on critical theory to advocate vocational teachers' role in making programs and workplaces democratic and emancipatory. Asche argues that there are barriers to critical pedagogy in the system and the role of public education must be considered. Descriptors: Academic Education, Critical Theory, Democracy, Integrated Curriculum

Friday, Robert A. (1990). Faculty Training: From Group Process to Collaborative Learning, Journal of the Freshman Year Experience. Authoritarian and democratic teaching styles are contrasted by comparing how a college faculty facilitator using each style would approach standard teaching assignments of interaction, policy, task development, feedback, and evaluation. Democratic style is seen as producing greater student satisfaction, collaborative learning as the logical extension of a group process freshman seminar. Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Freshmen, College Instruction, Cooperative Learning

Fort, Deborah C. (1993). Science Shy, Science Savvy, Science Smart, Phi Delta Kappan. Science-shy public served by science-shy Congress could threaten national and global survival. People will come to understand science and technology when actively experiencing these disciplines as they exist in reality; where they have power and beauty, rather than in educational frameworks; where they are often neutered. Fortunately, "real stuff" of science and technology is everywhere, as are teacher resources. Descriptors: Citizenship Responsibility, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Futures (of Society)

Swee-Hin, Toh (1987). Education for Participation: Third World Perspectives, WCCI Forum: Journal of the World Council for Curriculum and Instruction. Argues that developing nations' educational systems have fallen short of providing requisite skills, knowledge, and values for citizen participation in social, economic, political, and cultural development. Suggests alternative educational structures which would better serve the basic needs and rights of the poor majorities in developing nations. Descriptors: Community Development, Democracy, Developing Nations, Economic Development

Daly, James K.; And Others (1995). Building Support for Intellectual Freedom, Contemporary Education. An analysis of policy documents from six national organizations that promote intellectual and academic freedom for teachers and students supports the need for school systems to develop and articulate guidelines for addressing challenges to instructional methods and materials used in the schools. Recommended actions are discussed. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Rights, Democracy

White, Patricia (1992). Decency and Education for Citizenship, Journal of Moral Education. Argues that decency and good manners are not optional but essential ingredients of a democratic society. Discusses examples of decency and good manners in relation to citizenship education. Claims that there is an implicit and explicit role for schools to teach decency as part of the curriculum. Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Citizenship Education, Codes of Ethics, Democracy

Chubb, John E.; Moe, Terry Moe (1991). Schools in a Marketplace: Chubb and Moe Argue Their Bold Proposal, School Administrator. The fundamental causes of poor academic performance are not the schools themselves but the institutions governing them. Bureaucracy imposed by democratic principles vitiates the most basic requirements of effective organization. State governments must create a new public education system based on the market principles of parental choice and school competition. Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bureaucracy, Competition, Democracy

Robinson, Charles (1989). Can We Save the Public's Library?, Library Journal. Discusses areas of confusion concerning the role of public libraries that endanger the existence of public libraries. It is argued that the future of the public library depends on its responsiveness to the needs of the people that such libraries were created to serve, and suggestions for achieving this state are offered. Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Responsibility, Elitism, Financial Support

Hightower, Paul D. (1995). Censorship, Contemporary Education. After presenting a history of censorship, the paper examines current censorship arising from people who are frightened of ideas counter to their own. The impact of music and book censorship is discussed, and the realities of political correctness are noted. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Books, Censorship, Civil Rights

Naylor, Alice Phoebe; And Others (1994). What Are the Reference Needs of Whole Language Teachers? And/Or What Is a Whole Language Librarian?, Reference Librarian. Relates the whole-language concept to the reference process in the school library media center and presents a model of a whole-language librarian. Highlights include selection as part of the inquiry process; books as the basis for discussion; and the media center as a model of democratic community. (Contains 27 references.) Descriptors: Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Processes, Learning Resources Centers

Education and Society (1988). Special Supplement. A Pull-out Activity Section on Cultural Pluralism for Classroom Use. This supplement offers activity worksheets for classroom lessons on cultural pluralism. Four lessons for various grade levels are provided. The lessons give students an opportunity to explore who they are and to examine how they are similar to or different from their peers. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Pluralism, Democracy

Beyer, Landon E. (1988). Can Schools Further Democratic Practices?, Theory into Practice. If schools are to fulfill their roles as civic educators, non-democratic decision-making processes must give way to a more participatory set of practices that foster collaboration and reduce fragmentation and stratification. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education

White, Charles S. (1989). Information Technology and Representative Government: Educating an Informed and Participative Citizenry, Journal of Social Studies Research. Discusses the positive and negative points concerning the increase of information transmission. Contends that the diffusion of information technology could increase the quality and quantity of political participation in society. Emphasizes the implications for social studies education. Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Democracy

Callan, Eamonn (1994). Beyond Sentimental Civic Education, American Journal of Education. Outlines a concept of political virtue, and consequently of civic education, that attempts to give both criticism and emotional engagement their due importance. Educational implications of the concept are explored in relation to the development of a sense of history among students. Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Civics

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