Bibliography: Democracy (page 558 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 Anthony H. Richmond, Darcio Stielstra, Mary John O'Hair, Thomas E. Eveslage, Budd L. Hall, James N. Danziger, Stuart McAninch, Martha McCoy, Robert W. McChesney, and Richard L. Hayes.

Tozer, Steve; McAninch, Stuart (1987). Four Texts in Social Foundations of Education in Historical Perspective, Educational Studies: A Journal in the Foundations of Education. This essay reviews "Introduction to the Foundations of American Education" (Johnson et al., 1985), "An Introduction to the Foundations of Education" (Ornstein and Levine, 1985), "American Education: An Introduction to Social and Political Aspects" (Spring, 1985), and "Social Foundations of Education" (Van Scotter et al., 1985). Descriptors: Citizenship, Democracy, Educational History, Educational Improvement

Hall, Budd L. (1992). Rich and Vibrant Colours: 25 Years of Adult Education, Convergence. Reviews the author's experiences in adult education over a quarter century; cites obstacles to adult education's role in social change and the lag in theoretical development. Depicts the future of adult education in response to three challenges: internationalization of the market, ecological awareness, and the theoretical and intellectual revolution in knowledge, science, and society. Descriptors: Adult Education, Concept Formation, Democracy, Educational Theories

Stielstra, Darcio (1987). The 'Social' in Middle School Social Science, Michigan Social Studies Journal. Argues that middle school social studies must devote attention to both cognitive and affective goals. Provides a list of eight purposes and seven teaching strategies for middle school social studies. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Democracy, Educational Objectives, Experiential Learning

Danziger, James N. (1986). Computing and the Political World, Computers and the Social Sciences. Presents a review of research on the influence of computing on government and politics. States that computing has increased information power, efficiency, and centralized control within the political world. Concludes that even though there is little current evidence that computing has revolutionized politics, the emerging impacts of advanced information technologies on politics and society are of enormous significance. Descriptors: Adults, Citizenship, Computers, Democracy

Shanker, Albert (1988). A Comment on Political Socialization, Education and Society. Argues that because the United States is culturally diverse, the nation must be vigilant in passing on to new generations a common political culture. Reviews evidence that schools have failed to teach about the common political culture and offers recommendations for correcting this failure. Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Democracy

O'Hair, Mary John (1995). Uniting Theory, Research, and Practice: Purpose, Beliefs and Change Revisited. Relevant Readings, Action in Teacher Education. Discusses readings on meaningful school change that help link theory, research, and practice into one world, highlighting the purpose for such change. The discussion examines the purpose of schools, prevention of problems in education, teachers as skilled change agents, and learning principles, shared governance, and critical study processes. Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Educational Change, Educational Research

Koopman, G. Robert (1987). The Thread of Humanism in the History of American Education, Journal of Curriculum and Supervision. Defines humanism as a philosophy based on the worth of human beings. Traces the history of humanistic education from its Renaissance roots in Europe through the rise of progressive education, teacher education, elementary education, vocational education, and curriculum development in the United States. Sees humanism as inextricably related to democratic principles. Descriptors: Cooperation, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Educational History

McCoy, Martha (1997). Democratic Work Stations: An Image for Human Rights Today, Journal of Intergroup Relations. Proposes "democratic work stations" as central hubs of activity within a community where human rights workers share information and resources with community leaders from all sectors and offers some examples of this type of collaboration in action. Suggestions for creating these work stations are outlined. Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Community Involvement, Cooperation, Democracy

McChesney, Robert W. (1996). The Internet and U.S. Communication Policy-Making in Historical and Critical Perspective, Journal of Communication. Discusses the extent that the emerging communication technological revolution, particularly the Internet, can override the anti-democratic implications of the media marketplace. Shows how corporate control of communication has been removed from communication policy debates. Argues that the new communication technologies are the product of a global capitalism that greatly enhances social inequality. Descriptors: Capitalism, Communication Research, Democracy, Democratic Values

Shaver, James P. (1988). Cultural Pluralism and a Democratic Society, Education and Society. Proposes a definition of a culturally pluralistic democratic society and suggests that there can be no final reconciliation of ethnic identification and melting-pot pressures. Examines the role public education must play to enhance ethnic identity while promoting societal cohesion. Descriptors: Citizenship, Cultural Differences, Democracy, Elementary Secondary Education

Giroux, Henry A.; McLaren, Peter (1986). Teacher Education and the Politics of Engagement: The Case for Democratic Schooling, Harvard Educational Review. The authors argue that many of the recently recommended public-school reforms either sidestep or abandon the principles underlying education for a democratic citizenry developed by John Dewey and others. The authors outline a teacher education curriculum that links the critical study of power, language, culture, and history to the practice of a critical pedagogy. Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Democracy, Educational Change, Ethics

Eveslage, Thomas E. (1995). Stifling Student Expression: A Lesson Taught, A Lesson Learned, Contemporary Education. Substantive student publications can bring the democratic process to life in high schools. The article presents examples of student censorship by high school teachers and advisors, noting that the attempt to inhibit students' written expression may short-circuit a useful learning tool that can prepare students for productive citizenship. Descriptors: Academic Freedom, Censorship, Civil Rights, Democracy

Hayes, Richard L. (1991). Group Work and the Teaching of Ethics, Journal for Specialists in Group Work. Presents recent research in developmental psychology that supports conclusion that understanding of dynamics of self-development within social context of group is necessary to curriculum development in ethics education. Suggests that group work is central to successful implementation of any ethics education program and that group discussion of relevant moral dilemmas ought to be part of ethics education. Descriptors: Counselor Training, Curriculum Development, Democracy, Developmental Psychology

Sidelnick, Daniel J. (1987). Political Attitudes of Secondary School Students: Effects of Grade, Gender, and Ability, Journal of Social Studies Research. Investigated the influence of gender, ability, and grade level on the political attitudes of ninth and twelfth grade students. Among the conclusions were that low ability subjects are less likely to support fundamental freedoms and that females have greater respect for law and law officials. Descriptors: Academic Ability, Citizenship, Democracy, Dogmatism

Richmond, Anthony H. (1987). Ethnic Nationalism: Social Science Paradigms, International Social Science Journal. Reviews various theories which combine to produce a paradigm for the analysis of ethnic nationalism. Covers terminology confusion, biosocial theories, modernization theories, Marxist/Leninist theories, internal colonialism, ethnic pluralism, micro-social theories, system theories and multivariate models, development and modernization, power, authority and legitimation, militarism and war, and conflict, change, and revolution. Descriptors: Colonialism, Democracy, Developing Nations, Ethnic Discrimination

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