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Education and Democratic Theory
Education and Democratic Theory (April 2001)
Finding a Place for Community Participation in Public School Reform
A. Belden Fields - Author
Walter Feinberg - Author

A ground-breaking look at how access to decision making in the public schools can be extended to all, even previously excluded segments of the community.

2001 AESA Critics' Choice Award

Much has been made of the gap between public schools and the communities that they serve. This book shows how a group of teachers, parents, and community people in “Ed City” formed an edu...(Read More)
 
 
The School within Us
The School within Us (February 1998)
The Creation of an Innovative Public School
James Nehring - Author

The inspirational story of a group of teachers, parents, and students who face and overcome many challenges in their struggle to create a very unconventional school within a school.

"I believe the topic is the most important and significant topic today--how to go about rethinking our high schools. Rather than get caught up in theoretical discussions of this or that 'modernism,' Nehring talks about real kids, real parents...(Read More)
 
 
Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility
Children's Social Consciousness and the Development of Social Responsibility (April 1997)
Sheldon Berman - Author

Breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development.

This book breaks new ground in our understanding of the development of social consciousness and social responsibility in young people and the educational practices that promote this development. Berman shows that children's awareness of th...(Read More)
 
 
Youth Development and Critical Education
Youth Development and Critical Education (March 1997)
The Promise of Democratic Action
Richard D. Lakes - Author

Profiles programs for economically disadvantaged, inner-city youth engaged in neighborhood revitalization and community organization programs.

"Filled with first-hand examples of youth action in urban areas, this resource serves as an antidote to the 'there is nothing to be done' attitude so rampant these days." -- George Wood, author of Schools That Work: America's Most Innovative Public Education Programs

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Education for Public Democracy
Education for Public Democracy (January 1997)
David T. Sehr - Author

Examines the kinds of school structures and educational practices that nurture the development of young people as public, democratic citizens.
"For the last fifteen years, it seems that our society has lost sight of the relationship between democracy and education. Much of the public and scholarly debate has focused on the relationship between education and our market economy. I like the fact that this book moves beyond abstract theorizin...(Read More)
 
 
Community Service-Learning
Community Service-Learning (January 1997)
A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum
Rahima C. Wade - Editor

Presents a comprehensive resource for those interested in youth involvement in community service as part of the public school curriculum.

Service-learning, the integration of community service with academic course work, is a promising strategy for enhancing learning and developing active democratic citizens. This book responds to the many recent calls for youth involvement in service as part of the public school curricul...(Read More)
 
 
Educating the Democratic Mind
Educating the Democratic Mind (November 1995)
Walter C. Parker - Editor

Addresses the question: How can schools help shape young minds to address the challenges of a democratic society?

There can be no democracy without democrats, and democrats are made, not born. This volume features sixteen provocative essays, old and new, on the concern to educate young people for that loosely-defined genre of political and social life called democracy. It is an historical collection on the central que...(Read More)
 
 
The Stone Trumpet
The Stone Trumpet (August 1994)
A Story of Practical School Reform, 1960-1990
Richard A. Gibboney - Author

"In the last ten years there has been much research on how to implement reforms; too little consideration has been given to what reforms are worth doing in the first place. Gibboney provides a useful Deweyan-progressive framework for assessing the educational value of reforms. The Stone Trumpet gives us insightful critiques of a wide variety of reforms from the new mathematics and science programs of the 1960s to competency-based edu...(Read More)
 
 
Democratic Teacher Education
Democratic Teacher Education (July 1994)
Programs, Processes, Problems, and Prospects
John Novak - Editor

"This book provides clear, disciplined intellectual grounding in philosophical ideals of democracy while illustrating efforts to implement, live, practice, and teach these. This unique balance between philosophy and practice is useful and informative. It provides hope for all who are constantly reflecting upon, restructuring, and perservering in this challenge to teach and think ethically and morally." -- Rebecca F. Blomgren, Director of Teacher Edu...(Read More)
 
 
Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility
Promising Practices in Teaching Social Responsibility (July 1993)
Sheldon Berman - Editor
Phyllis LaFarge - Editor

This book is by, for, and about teachers. It is a showcase for the innovative practices that teachers have found most effective in teaching social responsibility. The authors offer a rare discussion of actual classroom practices and the insights teachers have had in experimenting with new ways to help students develop conflict resolution skills and social responsibility.

"There is a strong message here for virtually any educator or person c...(Read More)
 
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