Bibliography: Democracy (page 579 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 Susan Seigel, Julian P. Sonn, Martha Cornog, John Taylor Gatto, James W. Garrison, Jiri Kotasek, Samuel Folorunso Ogundare, Timothy O'Rourke, Mary Haas, and Donald Vandenberg.

Tate, William F. (1994). Race, Retrenchment, and the Reform of School Mathematics, Phi Delta Kappan. Our highly technological society requires that all students be empowered to use mathematics to defend their rights and see behind political control agendas. Situations (such as computer-modeling decisions) are often "mathematicized" to stifle those unable to construct their own mathematically based arguments. African-American students need more opportunity to link mathematics to their everyday lives. (Contains 39 references.) Descriptors: Blacks, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education, Equal Education

Hartoonian, Michael (1993). A Guide for Redefining Social Studies, Social Education. Asserts schools in contemporary society have lost their internal compass and reason for being. Argues primary goal of education is provide young people with common intellectual resources to participate productively, exert intellectual and political leadership, participate actively in democratic society. Argues social studies teachers must understand and teach diversity equals unity and goal of education is feeling of community. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development

Gatto, John Taylor (1995). Some Thoughts On the National Socialization of Children, Skole: The Journal of Alternative Education. The national socialization of children through public schooling involves "dumbing children down" so they are unable to use democratic machinery and traditions to defend themselves against a managed society. This practice also eliminates local control of educational goals and practices, allowing families to be replaced by the hired voices of social managers. Descriptors: Centralization, Conformity, Democracy, Educational Objectives

Harrington, Helen L.; Garrison, James W. (1992). Cases as Shared Inquiry: A Dialogical Model of Teacher Preparation, American Educational Research Journal. A dialogical model is proposed for connecting theory to practice in teacher education by conceiving of cases from case-based pedagogy as problems that initiate shared inquiry. Cases with genuine cognitive and axiological content can initiate self-directed, student-centered inquiry while building democratic dialogical communities. Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Democracy, Dialogs (Language)

Cornog, Martha (1993). Is Sex Safe in Your Library? How to Fight Censorship, Library Journal. Discusses challenges to sexual materials in libraries and suggests ways to fight against censorship. Topics addressed include gay and lesbian materials; access by children and young adults; public relations programs; possible responses; selection and reconsideration policies; and the library's role in the democratic process. Descriptors: Access to Information, Adolescents, Censorship, Children

Seigel, Susan; Rockwood, Virginia (1993). Democratic Education, Student Empowerment, and Community Service: Theory and Practice, Equity and Excellence in Education. Outlines connections between community service experiences and preparing young people for participatory citizenship in a democratic society, identifying components of democratic education practices, distinguishing characteristics that promote democratic citizenship education, and describing several community service learning projects. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Programs, Critical Thinking, Democracy

O'Rourke, Timothy (1994). Political Leadership: Six Lessons from the Founding Period, OAH Magazine of History. Contends that much of the controversy of contemporary U.S. politics is a replay of the constitutional drama that occurred more than 200 years ago. Maintains that the roles of James Madison and Virginia in the writing and ratification of the U.S. Constitution provide six lessons for teachers and students. Descriptors: Citizen Role, Citizenship, Civil Liberties, Constitutional History

Ogundare, Samuel Folorunso (1993). Human Rights Orientation of Prospective Social Studies Teachers in Nigeria, Social Studies. Reports on a study of 236 prospective social studies teachers at a Nigerian university about their attitudes toward human rights and civil liberties. Finds that most prospective teachers were aware of rights included in the Nigerian Constitution and were generally supportive of them. Includes two tabular presentations of data. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Elementary Secondary Education

Vandenberg, Donald (1992). Harry Broudy and Education for a Democratic Society, Journal of Aesthetic Education. Describes the work of Harry S. Broudy and his impact on public education in the United States. Maintains that Broudy believed that universal values can be grounded in human nature. Presents Broudy's view that students in secondary grades should study the arts and humanities to acquire the values necessary for participatory citizenship. Descriptors: Aesthetic Education, Aesthetic Values, Art Education, Citizenship Education

Kelly, A. V. (1993). Education as a Field of Study in a University: Challenge, Critique, Dialogue, Debate, Journal of Education for Teaching. Examines concerns about teacher education's future in light of developing policies in England and Wales. The article calls the university a center for free, open, and independent inquiry, suggests that preservice education is the application of such inquiry, and notes that such inquiry is endangered by current policies and practices. Descriptors: College Role, Democracy, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries

Toom, Andrei (1993). A Russian Teacher in America, American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers. Contrasts the author's experiences teaching mathematics in Russia and as an immigrant to the United States. The author is particularly critical of the emphasis on grades and formal records in American higher education. American education is often guilty of confusing good grades or a degree with competence. Descriptors: Communism, Competence, Comprehension, Cultural Differences

Kotasek, Jiri (1993). Visions of Educational Development in the Post-Socialist Era, International Review of Education/Internationale Zeitschrift fuer Erziehungswissenschaft/Revue Internationale de Pedagogie. Characterizes the social, political, and economic climate underlying educational dilemmas and visions in Czechoslovakia and other Eastern European countries after the fall of communism. Discusses the debate between state control of education and liberal educational approaches facing the area and stresses the importance of teachers in the shaping the education system. Descriptors: Communism, Democracy, Democratic Values, Education

Haas, Mary; And Others (1992). Teaching about the President and the Presidential Election, Social Studies and the Young Learner. Presents learning activities focusing on the office and nature of the Presidency, campaign election procedures, and the necessity of informed citizen choice. Includes activities on polling, voting procedure, vocabulary, campaigns, candidate qualifications and debates. Discusses teaching about the difference between political advertisements and propaganda. Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Debate, Democracy

Gray, Charles D. (1993). Profile in Courage, American Educator: The Professional Journal of the American Federation of Teachers. This article profiles Han Dongfang of China, winner of the 1993 George Meany Human Rights Award given by the AFL-CIO. An organizer of the first democratic labor organization in the People's Republic of China and advocate of individual freedom, Dongfang has faced persecution in China and remains a stateless person. Descriptors: Activism, Biographies, Civil Liberties, Community Leaders

Sonn, Julian P. (1994). Establishing an Inclusive, Democratic Society: The Need for a Multicultural Perspective in Education, Multicultural Teaching. In South Africa, education has served as part of the politics of exclusion and oppression. It is essential to develop an inclusive multicultural educational policy as a strategy to move away from the colonial apartheid model. Racism distorts national perceptions of the possibilities for change. Descriptors: Apartheid, Citizenship Education, Cultural Awareness, Democracy

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