Bibliography: Democracy (page 556 of 596)

This annotated bibliography is compiled and customized by the Center for Positive Practices for the I'm with Tulsi website.  Some of the authors featured on this page include Richard D. Poll, James P. Shaver, Mary Trapp, Frederick Crews, Hanno Hardt, Barbara Eichman, Howard W. Evans, William Strong, Alexander Heard, and Wolfram Eberhard.

Downey, Lawrence L. (1984). Using Fiction to Illustrate the Relation of the Scope of Political Science to American Politics, Teaching Political Science. How fiction is used in a college-level political science seminar to teach about democratic decision making and U.S. politics is described. The fiction used is clustered around the following topics: community-level decisions, limits to consensus, group values and politics, acquiring elected offices and trying to keep them, and public bureaucracies. Descriptors: Bureaucracy, Community Study, Course Descriptions, Decision Making

Crews, Frederick (1970). Do Literary Studies Have an Ideology?, Publications Mod Lang Assn. Believes that capitalism exerts an ideologically biased influence on American literary scholarship. Shorter version of this article was presented at the 84th Annual Meeting of the Modern Language Association of America (MLA) in Denver, Colorado, December 27, 1969. Descriptors: Bias, College Faculty, Communism, Democracy

Eichman, Barbara, Comp. (1977). A Selective Bibliography of Civil Liberties Books: Annotated. This annotated bibliography of more than 300 titles of the most recent books on civil liberties was selected and reviewed by the American Civil Liberties Union. Books that are dated or contain highly technical information are excluded from this collection intended for general readership; however, there are titles directed and identified for specific audiences, e.g., students, historians, and lawyers. The first of four parts surveys civil liberties books in American history, including several on the origin and activities of the ACLU. Part II, devoted to the Bill of Rights, is subdivided into four areas: (1) general; (2) freedom of belief, expression, and association; (3) due process of law; and (4) equality before the law. Part III lists books on the constitutional aspects of civil liberties including excerpts from Supreme Court and other opinions and analyzing case law. The last section is a guide to reference works and other published bibliographies. Where possible, each entry is represented by a full bibliographic citation including the current price, and an author/title index and a directory listing of publishers and distributors are provided. Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law

Allen, Winfred G., Jr., Ed. (1976). Freedom of Speech Newsletter, May 1976. This issue of the "Freedom of Speech Newsletter" contains three articles. "Big Brother, 1976–Judges and the Gag Order" by Miles Clark examines constitutional censorship of the media and government secrecy. "Democratic Rights: A Socialist View" by Kipp Dawson argues that "the rulers of the United States have never granted the American people any of the rights we now enjoy." The author argues that capitalism in the United States and elsewhere is in deep crisis. "The Right of Revolution in American Public Address 1776-1860" by Winfred Allen, Jr., discusses the right of revolution and argues that a society failing to build in a "safety valve" for the relief of felt pressure is a society traveling the road to reaction and possibly violent revolution. Descriptors: Censorship, Civil Rights, Constitutional Law, Court Litigation

Kennedy, James G. (1970). The Two European Cultures and the Necessary New Sense of Literature, Coll Engl. Considers literature from the capitalistic and communistic points of view and discusses the respective literary critics of the two ideologies. Descriptors: Communism, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Identification (Psychology)

Poll, Richard D. (1962). Education for Freedom and World Understanding; A Report of the Working Committees of the Conference on the Ideals of American Freedom and the International Dimensions of Education (Washington, D.C., March 26-28, 1962). A summary of a conference attended by 140 participants presents the consensus of these representatives. Discussed were such issues as the fundamentals of freedom, efforts to strengthen the dedication to the ideals of freedom through the improvement of curriculum, teaching materials, and teacher effectiveness, the promotion of closer school-community relations, and the educational role of the Federal government. Long range objectives were also developed. The conference addresses of Sterling M. McMurrin, Philip H. Coombs, and Abraham Ribicoff are included.   [More]  Descriptors: Conference Reports, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Education

Boulding, Kenneth E. (1984). The Meaning of the Twenty-First Century: Reexamining the Great Transition, World Future Society Bulletin. Twenty years after the publication of his classic work, "The Meaning of the Twentieth Century," Boulding compares his earlier forecasts and assumptions with current world developments and future prospects. Descriptors: Communism, Decision Making, Democracy, Economics

Glickman, Carl D. (1993). Renewing America's Schools: A Guide for School-Based Action. This book describes the premises and practices of how schools become democratic, moral, and purposeful. The introduction describes the need for schools to reclarify their enduring purpose in a democratic society and provides an overview of the status of public education as quite different from most commission reports and media stories. Part 1 presents a three-dimensional framework for creating a moral and democratic school. Chapter 2 explores the first dimension, that of developing a school covenant based on core principles of teaching and learning. The third chapter explains the second dimension, which entails developing a charter for school decision making. Chapter 4 describes the third dimension, the critical-study process, which helps a school make informed decisions and assess student learning. Part 2 outlines the internal educational work of schools and the necessary policy changes, and concludes that school renewal should be viewed as an ongoing process. The fifth chapter describes the educational tasks that schools have within their control, and the sixth chapter focuses on internal issues. Chapter 7 raises questions about comparing current educational practices with optimal conditions of learning. Chapters 8 and 9 examine the school district's role in school renewal and the dilemmas encountered in school change. Chapter 10 concludes with a realistic portrayal of what school communities can achieve when renewal is a permanent condition of school life. Seven tables and four figures are included. Appendices contain a description of Foxfire core practices, a sample charter of democratic governance, the Peakview School Charter, and the Georgia Schools for the Future Program's policy statement. Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Educational Philosophy, Educational Policy

Hardt, Hanno; Trapp, Mary (1972). Toward a Reconceptualization of Knowledge Utilization in Education. Volume 2. Special Investigation 1. Knowledge Utilization in a Democratic Society: Education Through Commercial Television. Final Report. Supporting general recommendations of the main body of the study contained in SO 005 889, this report suggests ways of approaching a reconceptualization of knowledge utilization in education at the policy making level. Since education is viewed as a life long process, there is need to establish and maintain a mass media system (especially television broadcasting in its commercial and noncommercial forms) that utilizes in the development of its programs the kinds of knowledge that are crucial for the survival of society as a whole. Dangers of a technological bias may hinder rather than advance the cause of education if there is not a concern for individual human development and recognition of the potential needs of all members of society. It is recommended that the U.S. Office of Education consider questions of mass communication development, use and regulation as integral parts of the larger question of equal access to and opportunity for equal education. Nine sections are provided on The Historical Framework, Current European Developments, Mass Media and Education, The Educational Nature of TV, Political Control of TV, the Underlying Philosophy, Improving the System, Suggestions for Further Studies, and Notes and References. Appendices include a discussion paper on the British Utilization of Educational Television by John L. Huffman and a working bibliography. For related documents see SO 005 889.   [More]  Descriptors: Bibliographies, Commercial Television, Democracy, Educational Development

Shaver, James P.; Strong, William (1982). Facing Value Decisions: Rationale-building for Teachers. Second Edition. Written for prospective and practicing K-12 teachers, this book examines values education. The authors' central concerns are twofold. The first is to help and encourage teachers develop their own rationale for values education. The second concern is to help teachers help students develop a rational foundation for their own values and learn the skills they will need to analyze and defend their values rationally. There are eight major chapters. Chapter one will help teachers answer the question "Do You Want to Deal with Values?" Values in the classroom and in the extracurricula curriculum and reasons for developing a rationale are discussed. Chapter two examines the nature of values. The term value is defined and distinguished from the terms value judgment and attitude. Categories of values–moral and nonmoral, intrinsic and instrumental–are elaborated. To illustrate some important considerations in examining one's frame of reference and building a rationale, chapter three, "The Democratic Context," discusses values in the schools of a democratic society. Chapter four examines how much responsibility for students' learning teachers ought to accept and the teacher's role vis-a-vis parents and the community. Chapter five treats teacher's decisions in regard to esthetic values and instrumental values used by teachers for classroom management. How to treat moral values as goals of instruction is the topic of chapter six. Two approaches to moral values–values clarification and cognitive moral development–are examined in chapter seven. The book concludes with a discussion of "The Teacher as Philosopher." Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Definitions, Democracy, Educational Objectives

Heard, Alexander (1976). Priorities for Education in a Just Community. The consideration of the priorities for education requires careful appraisal of what a community is in the largest sense, of what constitutes a just community, and of the boundaries of education. Achieving a just community will depend both on respect for the person in all his diversity and on recognition and reaffirmation that there is a general welfare, a common destiny, in which each person has a stake and to which, by membership in the community, each person owes an allegiance. Education is only a partial creator of society; it is also a creature of the society that supports it, and requires that parents, students, and the public more generally agree on the nature of its purpose. With this in mind, four priorities in education are seen: (1) we must insist that attainment of priorities not be viewed as a guaranteed result of opportunity alone, since opportunity cannot be equated with outcome; (2) we must explore more adventurously and tenaciously what works best in the classroom and devise better ways of predicting what will work best for particular individuals; (3) recognition that children and youth should be given equal opportunity to learn must take into account that there are unequal aptitudes; and (4) the unique and important American institution, the college or university as a center for intellectual freedom, must maintain its integrity as a community of scholars, free from exploitive interests and capricious economic currents. Descriptors: Ability, Ability Identification, Academic Freedom, Community

Evans, Howard W. (1970). The Liberal Arts College in an Age of Increasing Nihilism, Liberal Educ. The liberal arts college is in a good position to fill the interests of the 1970 breed of student by offering less restrictive, more creative and individualized programs. Descriptors: Activism, Christianity, Church Related Colleges, Church Role

Clinchy, Evans (1984). A Quiet Revolution Begins, Equity and Choice. Early desegregation efforts simply followed the authoritarian model predominant in American schools since the 1920s. As schools have become more democratic, however, so has the process of desegregating urban school systems. Descriptors: Democracy, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Parent Participation

Eberhard, Wolfram (1970). Problems of Students Returning to Asia, Int Educ Cult Exch. Article based on speech delivered to NAFSA Conference on "The Asian Student" at University of Washington, March 7, 1969. Descriptors: Attitude Change, Citizenship, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Interrelationships

Tedford, Thomas L., Editor (1971). Free Speech Yearbook: 1971. This publication of ten scholarly articles provides perspectives on problems and forces that inhibit freedom of speech. 1) "Freedom of Speech and Change in American Education" suggests that a more communicative society, and increasing academic freedoms, helps schools adapt to social change; 2) "Syllabus and Bibliography for 'Issues in Freedom of Speech'" provides a framework for examination of theories, cases, and issues related to freedom of speech; 3) "Survey Research in Free Speech Attitudes" summarizes free speech attitudes held by Americans; 4) "Federal Censorship of National Open Forum Radio" reports a conflict of attitudes between important legislative and administrative figures concerning broadcasting; 5) "The Crisis in Public Confidence in Public Communication"; 6) "The resistance and the Court: The Punitive Draft Cases"; 7) "The Flag as a non-Verbal Symbol: gives five explanations for the behavior of flag "supporters"; 8) "Symbolic Speech: A Constitutional Orphan" states that all symbolic speech should be given full First Amendment protection; 9) "The Supreme Court and the First Amendment: The 1970 Term" examines the Pentagon Papers case in the context of a series of decisions; 10) "Freedom of Speech Bibliography: July 1970–June 1971 Articles, Books, and Court Decisions."   [More]  Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Activism, Bibliographies, Censorship

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