Education | Democratic Traditions and the Case for Education
J672 | 5534 | Beyer


This class will focus on historical and contemporary perspectives that
have been generated around conceptions of democracy.  Those
perspectives will involve us in discussing democratic traditions and a
range of approaches to educational institutions and classroom
practices that have been articulated. We will consider, too, the
linkages between democratic traditions and social possibilities.

This course will also consider a number of current proposals for
"democratic education."  Here we will focus on directions for
democratizing schools and classrooms.  A number of proposals for
democratic education and democratic schools have been generated in the
recent past.  We may also want to see if we can visit one or more
schools that incorporate democratic classrooms.