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CIVIC FRIENDSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION

David Blacker

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This is the third of the four essays in Part II of the book on liberalism and traditionalist education; all four are by authors who would like to find ways for the liberal state to honour the ... More


BETWEEN STATE AND CIVIL SOCIETY: EUROPEAN CONTEXTS FOR EDUCATION

Joseph Dunne

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Joseph Dunne’s essay begins by examining the ways in which schooling in modern liberal–democratic societies tend to function as the agent of cultural homogenization and alienation, and thus block ... More


Religious Education and Democratic Character

Paul Weithman

in Religious Voices in Public Places

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199566624
eISBN:
9780191722042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566624.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Society

This chapter attempts to identify the grounds of reservations that theorists of democratic education have about religious schools. It argues that those reservations arise from commitment to a certain ... More


SHOULD WE TEACH PATRIOTIC HISTORY?

Harry Brighouse

in Citizenship and Education in Liberal-Democratic Societies: Teaching for Cosmopolitan Values and Collective Identities

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199253661
eISBN:
9780191601972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253668.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Harry Brighouse’s essay concludes Part I of the book by taking up one aspect of the task of clarifying the role of common education, by applying it to the teaching of patriotism in public (common) ... More


Conservative Excesses and Allan Bloom

Benjamin R. Barber

in An Aristocracy of Everyone: The Politics of Education and the Future of America

Published in print:
1994
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195091540
eISBN:
9780199854172
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195091540.003.0006
Subject:
History, Political History

This chapter comments on Allan Bloom's critique of democracy in his book The Closing of the American Mind. It examines why this anti-democratic book has been championed by conservatives, and why it ... More


The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Sarah Winter

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

What are the sources of the commonly held presumption that reading literature should make people more just, humane, and sophisticated? Rendering literary history responsive to the cultural histories ... More


Stubborn Roots: Weeding Out Educational Inequality

Prudence L. Carter

in Stubborn Roots: Race, Culture, and Inequality in U.S. and South African Schools

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199899630
eISBN:
9780199951147
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199899630.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Education, Race and Ethnicity

Chapter Seven summarizes the findings and arguments, ranging from cross-national to inter-organizational to between-group analyses. The chapter returns to the question: what are the features of ... More


Dickens's Laughter: School Reading and Democratic Literature, 1870–1940

Sarah Winter

in The Pleasures of Memory: Learning to Read with Charles Dickens

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780823233526
eISBN:
9780823241132
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823233526.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces how Dickens's novelistic pedagogy and democratic project for popular fiction were institutionalized in the English literature curriculum. It begins by elucidating the stakes of ... More


Education without schools: Discovering alternatives

Helen E. Lees

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781447306412
eISBN:
9781447304289
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447306412.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This book addresses issues around elective home education (EHE- also known as home schooling) discovery, which for too long have been unnecessarily problematic. Three theoretical frames using Kuhn, ... More


Democratic Innovation in K-12 Education

Albert W. Dzur

in Democracy Inside: Participatory Innovation in Unlikely Places

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780190658663
eISBN:
9780190919214
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190658663.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, Political Theory

Civic engagement and service learning are now part of mainstream American education, but such programs are normally embedded in hierarchical, rule-bound, and inegalitarian institutions. Even while ... More


Conceptual frameworks: towards geographies of alternative education

Peter Kraftl

in Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781447300496
eISBN:
9781447310914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447300496.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Education

This chapter introduces the key conceptual frameworks that are deployed and developed in the book. It begins by situating the book within recent geographies of education and childhood, ... More


The Plans and Principles of District Progressivism

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 2 focuses on the reforms and designs national leaders devised to improve both public schools and municipal governance, and it offers depth and detail on the specific innovations that elites ... More


Educating Citizens Through and For Democracy and Our Public Schools

Sarah M. Stitzlein

in American Public Education and the Responsibility of its Citizens: Supporting Democracy in the Age of Accountability

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190657383
eISBN:
9780190692568
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657383.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

In this chapter I offer some insight into our current context and needs in order to highlight some of the habits that schools should be fostering to sustain key elements of democracy and improve ... More


Education

Molly Andrews

in Narrative Imagination and Everyday Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199812394
eISBN:
9780199388554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199812394.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Social Psychology

Chapter 4 explores the role of the narrative imagination in education, both in the classroom and beyond. Drawing on more than 25 years in the classroom, the chapter examines the stifling effect of ... More


Pioneering Practice in the Public Schools of Denver, Colorado

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0005
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The unconventional approach that the Progressive Era Denver public schools took to including teachers in curriculum reform during the 1920s has led the city to be seen as an alternative to rigidly ... More


American Public Education and the Responsibility of its Citizens: Supporting Democracy in the Age of Accountability

Sarah M. Stitzlein

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
June 2017
ISBN:
9780190657383
eISBN:
9780190692568
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190657383.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology, Developmental Psychology

Not only is the future of our public schools in jeopardy, so is our democracy. Public schools are central to a flourishing democracy, where children learn how to deliberate and solve problems ... More


Educating Efficient Citizens in Oakland, California

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0004
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 3 traces the evolution of the modern city school system as enacted by leaders in Oakland, California. Despite their reputation as quintessential “administrative progressives,” due to their ... More


The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

David A. Gamson

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.001.0001
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The Importance of Being Urban offers several new perspectives on Progressive Era school reform by arguing that educational progressivism manifested itself differently at the local level than at the ... More


Conclusion: Designing the Democratic School District

David A. Gamson

in The Importance of Being Urban: Designing the Progressive School District, 1890-1940

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226634548
eISBN:
9780226634685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226634685.003.0008
Subject:
Education, History of Education

The conclusion addresses a fundamental hazard of the analytic urge to divide educational practitioners into distinct categories: it masks the core nature of district progressive practice. Not only ... More


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