Education for Public Democracy

Education for Public Democracy

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by David T. Sehr
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791431681

ISBN-13: 9780791431689

Pub. Date: 10/28/1997

Publisher: State University of New York Press

Education for Public Democracy identifies two competing traditions of American democracy and citizenship: a dominant; privately-oriented citizenship tradition and an alternative tradition of public democratic citizenship. Based on the second tradition; public democracy, the author outlines a set of qualities an effective democratic citizen must possess, as well as a…  See more details below

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Education for Public Democracy identifies two competing traditions of American democracy and citizenship: a dominant; privately-oriented citizenship tradition and an alternative tradition of public democratic citizenship. Based on the second tradition; public democracy, the author outlines a set of qualities an effective democratic citizen must possess, as well as a number of ideal school practices that promote these qualities in young people. This discussion provides a framework for analyzing two democratic urban alternative high schools. The book provides an essential bridge between democratic theory and promising school practices that promote public democratic citizenship. Its insights will be indispensable to teachers, school administrators, teacher educators, and theorists who seek to recreate American education in the service of a revitalized democracy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791431689
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
10/28/1997
Series:
Suny Series in Teacher Empowerment and Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.48(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IAmerican Democracy: Privatized or Public?9
1Democratic Ideology, Hegemony and Education11
2Ideological Roots of Privatized and Public Democracy: Contrasting Locke and the Federalist with Rousseau and Jefferson31
3Privatized Democracy: Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Ideology and Practice43
4Public Democracy57
5Education for Public Democratic Citizenship83
Pt. IIDemocratic Education? Tales from Two Schools107
6Structure and Organization of Two Democratic High Schools111
7Curriculum and Pedagogy in Two Democratic High Schools129
8Promoting Public Democratic Citizenship: Student Responses to School Programs145
9In Search of Public Democratic Education171
Bibliography181
Index191

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