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Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life / Edition 1
     

Teaching Democracy: Unity and Diversity in Public Life / Edition 1

by Walter Parker
 

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ISBN-10: 0807742724

ISBN-13: 9780807742723

Pub. Date: 11/22/2002

Publisher: Teachers College Press

In Teaching Democracy. Walter Parker makes a unique and thoughtful contribution to the hot debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. Parker conclusively demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity.

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In Teaching Democracy. Walter Parker makes a unique and thoughtful contribution to the hot debate between proponents of multicultural education and those who favor a cultural literacy approach. Parker conclusively demonstrates that educating for democratic citizenship in a multicultural society includes a fundamental respect for diversity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807742723
Publisher:
Teachers College Press
Publication date:
11/22/2002
Series:
Multicultural Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
1,073,598
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

Series Forewordix
Prefacexv
Introductionxvii
1.From Idiocy to Citizenship1
Idiocy2
Citizenship8
Conclusion12
2.Democracy and Difference14
The Dominant Conception of Citizenship Education: Difference as Dissolution16
"Advanced" Ideas about Democracy20
Conclusion28
3.Toward Enlightened Political Engagement32
Enlightened Political Engagement33
Society and Enlightened Political Engagement34
Schools and Enlightened Political Engagement41
Conclusion52
4.Promoting Justice: Two Views54
Just Individuals57
Just Societies65
Cutting Through Conventional Wisdom69
Conclusion72
5.Can We Talk?76
Increasing Interaction78
Fostering Deliberation79
Striving for Inclusion and Genuine Exchange86
Conclusion100
6.Making Publics, Finding Problems, Imagining Solutions101
Deliberative Curricula102
A Model for Deliberation in High School107
Reflecting on the Model121
Conclusion124
7.Learning to Lead Discussions125
Discussion128
Seminar132
Deliberation141
Conclusion148
8.Access to a Non-Idiotic Education150
Aspiration and Denial150
Access for Whom?155
Access to What?157
Conclusion161
Notes163
References167
Index183
About the Author191

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