author={William B. Borgers},
  journal={School Science and Mathematics},
Course Description In this course, we will explore the question of the actual and potential connections between democracy and education. Our focus of attention will be placed on a critical examination of democratic theory and its implications for the civic education roles and contributions of teachers, adult educators, community development practitioners, and community organizers. We will survey and deal critically with a range of competing conceptions of democracy, variously described as… Expand
Curriculum and International Democracy: A Vital Source of Synergy and Change
International democratic education (IDE) promotes principles of self-determination, a commitment to social justice for all people, and the engagement of cross-border dialogue grounded in localExpand
Engaging in the Struggle of Educating for a Democracy
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Character Education: Implications for Critical Democracy
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The peculiar status of Democracy and Education
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Critical Issues: Democracy, Community, Self, Literacy, and the Value of Global Conversation
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Democracy and curriculum—the task still before us
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The Critical Role of Discourse in Education for Democracy.
This paper is concerned with the empirical and theoretical literature that helps me conceptualize educating for democracy as one social practice within social life. While empirical research onExpand
The theoretical and historical case for democratic education in the United States
Working from the position that the fundamental purpose of education should be the preparation of informed, engaged, democratic citizens, we discuss the guiding principles behind democratic educationExpand
Toward a Critical Theory of Education
I propose developing a critical theory of education for the new millennium articulating a metatheory for the philosophy of education and key themes of a democratic reconstruction of education. TheseExpand
What Kind of Citizen? The Politics of Educating for Democracy
Educators and policymakers increasingly pursue programs that aim to strengthen democracy through civic education, service learning, and other pedagogies. Their underlying beliefs, however, differ.Expand