Democracy's Midwife: An Education in Deliberation

Capa
Lexington Books, 2002 - 248 páginas
0 Críticas
As críticas não são validadas, mas a Google verifica a existência de conteúdo falso e remove-o quando é identificado
The philosopher-educator John Dewey wrote that 'Democracy has to be born anew every generation, and education is its midwife.' In an America where every vote--though considered equally--counts for very little, Democracy's Midwife offers the vision of a new kind of democratic system: a deliberative democracy energized by an educated citizenry. Jack Crittenden's excellent new study looks behind the modern democratic rhetoric to reveal a system of government that excludes citizens from participating directly in decision-making. The book combines a thorough examination of the theoretical underpinnings of democratic education with radical solutions for the overhaul of a system of civic education dating back to the Founding Fathers. Democracy's Midwife is both a denunciation of an education system that has failed to prepare future citizens for participation in public life and a timely blueprint for the creation of a civic-minded electorate prepared for the responsibility of self-government.
 

Opinião das pessoas - Escrever uma crítica

Não foram encontradas quaisquer críticas nos locais habituais.

Índice

The Rise of Liberal Democracy
13
Liberalism and Autonomy
35
Autonomy and Deliberative Democracy
57
Civic Education
83
Critical Thinking The Core across the Curriculum
119
Reform Schools Implementing the Democratic Curriculum
157
Epilogue
207
Bibliography
223
Index
241
About the Author
Direitos de autor

Outras edições - Ver tudo

Palavras e frases frequentes

Acerca do autor (2002)

Jack Crittenden is Associate Professor of Political Science at Arizona State University. He is the author of Beyond Individualism: Reconstituting the Liberal Self (1992).

Informação bibliográfica