Education and the Making of a Democratic People

Education and the Making of a Democratic People

by Bonnie McDaniel
     
 

ISBN-10: 159451528X

ISBN-13: 9781594515286

Pub. Date: 03/28/2008

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Unfortunately, civic values such as equity and justice that constitute the moral grounding of American democracy are losing their place in public affairs. The promise of this democracy is inclusive: no one is to be left out. Yet many people are.

Education and the Making of a Democratic People regards the challenge of inclusiveness as a fundamental and

Overview

Unfortunately, civic values such as equity and justice that constitute the moral grounding of American democracy are losing their place in public affairs. The promise of this democracy is inclusive: no one is to be left out. Yet many people are.

Education and the Making of a Democratic People regards the challenge of inclusiveness as a fundamental and non-negotiable educational agenda. America’s public schools are one of the main public forums in which people can learn to preserve and actively protect our democratic process. The value of our schools as a democratic forum extends beyond the classroom to parents and other members of local communities. By engaging in conversations and actions that support the democratic purpose of schools, local communities can ensure that the United States will become a healthy, robust democracy that represents all of its citizens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594515286
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
03/28/2008
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction   Kenneth Alhadeff   John I. Goodlad     1
A Nonnegotiable Agenda   John I. Goodlad     9
What Is Renewal? Why Now?   Alan T. Wood     29
Education Writ Large   Jane Roland Martin     47
Elevating Education's Public Purpose   Paul G. Theobald     65
The Human Conversation   Bonnie McDaniel     83
Making Moral Systems of Education   Gary Daynes     99
Toward Democratic Schools   Jim Strickland   Dianne Suiter     117
A Tale of Two Districts   James R. Lowham   William Mester   Barbara A. Lippke   Eugene B. Edgar     139
School Boards and the Power of the Public   Michael A. Resnick   Anne L. Bryant     161
Journalism, Schooling, and the Public Good   Richard W. Clark   Clifford G. Rowe     181
From Here to There: What Really Matters   Roger Soder   John I. Goodlad     203
About the Editors and Contributors     223
Index     229

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