Teaching Democracy by Being Democratic

Teaching Democracy by Being Democratic

by Theodore L. Becker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275955532

ISBN-13: 9780275955533

Pub. Date: 10/28/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

The best way to teach democracy has been the subject of an ongoing debate for 2,500 years. Unlike most books about teaching democracy, this one spends more time on how to teach democracy than the what and why of teaching democracy. It punctures the irony of teaching democracy by lectures and superior teachers. In its place, this book provides a variety of…  See more details below

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The best way to teach democracy has been the subject of an ongoing debate for 2,500 years. Unlike most books about teaching democracy, this one spends more time on how to teach democracy than the what and why of teaching democracy. It punctures the irony of teaching democracy by lectures and superior teachers. In its place, this book provides a variety of illustrations for the teaching of democracy in an experiential and egalitarian fashion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275955533
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/28/1996
Series:
Transformational Politics and Political Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
198
Sales rank:
527,924
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)
Lexile:
1350L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IThe Democratic Classroom25
1Students in Charge27
2Personal Empowerment53
Pt. IIBeyond Classrooms and Internships75
3Service Learning: Integrating Community Issues and the Curriculum79
4Applying Democratic Theory in Community Organizations105
Pt. IIIInnovative Democratic Institutions within the University121
5The Community Mediation Service: A Model for Teaching Democracy and Conflict Resolution123
6Televote: Interactive, Participatory Polling145
Afterword163
Bibliography171
Index177
About the Editors and Contributors183

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