Developing Democratic Character in the Young

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März 2001



Sponsored by the Institute for Educational Inquiry How are students going to function effectively in a democratic society? This collection of original essays outlines the critical role of our schools in helping create the conditions necessary for a democracy--and helping create in students the characteristics or dispositions critical to maintaining a democracy.


Convergence / John I. Goodlad -- Democracy and education : concepts and contexts / Robert W. Hoffert -- Democracy education for more than the few / Kathleen Staudt -- Making democracy real by educating for an ecocentric worldview / Stephen John Goodlad -- Democracy, economic activity, and environmental well-being : implications for our nation's schools / Paul Theobald, Clif Tanabe -- Learning in layers / Mary Catherine Bateson -- Cognitive aspects of democratic thinking / Benio Csap o -- Public schooling, democracy, and religious dissent / Nel Noddings -- Choice, the American common school, and democracy / Julie Underwood -- Education for democracy : the foundation for democratic character / Roger Soder.


ROGER SODER is senior associate of the Center for Educational Renewal at the University of Washington and vice president of the Institute for Educational Inquiry in Seattle. JOHN I. GOODLAD is president of the Institute for Educational Inquiry and professor emeritus of the University of Washington. TIMOTHY J. MCMANNON is an instructor at Highline Community College, and senior associate at the Institute for Educational Inquiry.


"This is the one book on education to read now. Provocative essays launch critical issues that are widely ignored in the standard education reform' and character education' literatures. John Goodlad and his colleagues continue to push the boundaries of what it can mean to have public schools in democracy. Ecological understanding is brought, at last, to the forefront of thinking about education such that democratic character and our tenuous democratic experiment cannot be comprehended without it." (Walter Parker, professor of education, University of Washington)"Thoughtful and thought provoking, Developing Democratic Character in the Young reminds us that one of the most important reasons for public education is to preserve and strengthen our democracy." (Anne L. Bryant, executive director, National School Boards Association)"'Freedom can be won, but democracy must be learned' is an often-heard lament among patriots in the newly independent former communist states in Eastern Europe. By the same logic, maintaining democracy also hinges on learning and our public schools. Developing Democratic Character in the Young points to promising directions for achieving the key mission of America's society and public schools." (Adam Urbanski, president, Rochester (N.Y.) Teachers Association, and a vice president of the American Federation of Teachers)
EAN: 9780787956851
ISBN: 0787956856
Untertitel: 'Jossey-Bass Education'. New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: März 2001
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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