Bibliography: Democracy (page 557 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 Joel L. Burdin, Arlene K. Richards, John P. DeCecco, Richard E. Gross, R. Freeman Butts, Michael Novak, Peter Augustine Lawler, R. E. Haskell, Gregory Villegas, and Robert Weissberg.

Lawler, Peter Augustine (1982). Why Quantify Faculty Performance?, Improving College and University Teaching. In answer to why faculty and administrators rely on quantification of faculty performance (i.e., productivity measures), two reasons are given: (1) it is the only evaluation that is persuasive to a democratic audience (the public); and (2) it is better than none at all. Descriptors: Accountability, College Faculty, College Instruction, Democracy

Brandell, Mary Ellen; Hinck, Shelly (1997). Service Learning: Connecting Citizenship with the Classroom, NASSP Bulletin. Service learning helps students develop skills such as creative problem solving, effective communication, decision making, and information synthesis. A recent report found that service-learning participants scored significantly higher on measures of personal and social responsibility, acceptance of cultural diversity, and service leadership. Participants also had higher grades in social studies, math, and science, and higher educational aspirations. Program development tips are provided. (13 references) Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education

Edgely, Roy (1980). Education, Work, and Politics, Journal of the Philosophy of Education. Discusses the conflict between educational practices and the ideal to educate students for democratic autonomy. The conflict is heightened by the fact that the work most people do exercises their education not in the form of academic skills obtained, but in the form of discipline and obedience that schools implicitly inculcate as part of their politics. Descriptors: Conflict, Democracy, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs

Novak, Michael (1981). In Praise of Bourgeois Virtues, Society. Argues that critics of the family are vague about what they plan to put in its place beyond "liberation" and "openness." Holds that without the bourgeois family and the virtues it nourishes, democratic self-government does not seem possible. Descriptors: Democracy, Economic Factors, Family (Sociological Unit), Family Problems

Butts, R. Freeman (1976). Once Again the Question for Liberal Public Educators: Whose Twilight?, Phi Delta Kappan. The issue is what the schools can and should do to achieve what we proclaim to be our historic political goals: freedom, equality, justice, and community. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change

Patrick, John J. (1976). Making Decisions About Participating in Elections, Social Education. Suggestions are offered for teaching about three kinds of decisions in electoral politics which all citizens face: deciding whether to participate, deciding how to participate, and deciding for whom to vote. Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Civics, Decision Making, Democracy

Burdin, Joel L.; And Others (1976). A Statement of Belief: A Hopeful Look Toward Third Century America, Journal of Teacher Education. Education is a critical part of the future–it must serve all individuals and groups within the American social, racial-ethnic, political, religious, philosophical foundations. Descriptors: American Culture, Cultural Awareness, Democracy, Democratic Values

Haskell, R. E. (1975). Presumptions of Group Work. A Value Analysis, Small Group Behavior. The author critically analyzes the following assumptions underlying group work: groups follow certain regularities; groups are wiser than anyone or any minority of individuals; groups are not affected by the past of their members; groups are democratically run; and groups operate on the idea that whatever exists is beneficial to all. Descriptors: Bias, Democracy, Group Dynamics, Human Relations

DeCecco, John P.; Richards, Arlene K. (1975). Using Negotiation for Teaching Civil Liberties and Avoiding Liability, Phi Delta Kappan. Because negotiation channels creative energy and uses student ideas for the benefit of the school, it can create an environment more conducive to teaching and learning than the repressive environments that cause petty irritations, repeated disruptions, violence, and vandalism. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Conflict Resolution, Court Litigation, Decision Making

Gross, Richard E. (1975). Social Studies Essentials in an Era of Doubt, Social Studies. Due to increasing socio-civic deterioration and collapse, the author identifies the fundamental areas of emphasis for a social studies program that deal with the prime elements in the maintenance of society. Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Futures (of Society)

Kahn, Robert (1979). Ethics in Retailing, College Store Journal. Retailers must decide whether to make the most money or help the most people. This conflict between democratic ideals and the free enterprise system must be made within the corporate structure and thus puts a great deal of pressure on the businessman. Suggests questions that the retailer can ask himself regarding his professional ethics. Descriptors: Administration, Business, Business Responsibility, Capitalism

Allen, B. J., Jr. (1979). Revitalizing Citizenship Education, Social Studies. Proposes the establishment of a Center for Student Involvement to counteract apathy and cynicism of secondary school students toward the democratic processes. The center would serve social studies programs as a component linking the school with the community. It would function as a resource base, develop materials, and provide instruction. Descriptors: Citizenship, Community Involvement, Democracy, Experiential Learning

Paskell, Anthony (1969). A Little Bit of Mo Goes a Long, Long Way, Online Submission. "Monday Morning", a Canadian monthly magazine for professional teachers, was tuned in to the educational controversies generated by the Hall-Denis Report of the mid-60s. The above article "A Little Bit of Mo" was a tongue-in-cheek description of a fairly typical school day in the author's Indian classroom in Northern Ontario. The children ranged in age from seven to nine years old and pretty well ran the room themselves. There were just two unbreakable rules: (1) no harmful or unhealthful activity; and (2) total consideration for the rights (well-being) of others. The results, as described, were chaotic, frightening, exhilarating, and just about what one might expect from a newly-emerging democratic process!   [More]  Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Democracy

Villegas, Gregory (1978). Cultural Identity, Social Education. Reasons for encouraging multicultural education in the public schools include building positive self concept among minority students and cultural awareness for all students. Supports the multicultural education argument with evidence relating to American Indian cultural heritage. Descriptors: American Indians, Civil Rights, Cultural Awareness, Democracy

Weissberg, Robert (1976). The Politics of Political Socialization, Youth and Society. Asserts that the emphasis on explaining individual differences in political orientations among preadults accounts for "the disappointing contribution of political socialization research to political understanding." Argues that "possessing an explicit model of democratic citizenship would provide greater political meaning to empirical data." Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Individual Development, Learning Processes

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