Democracies always in the making : historical and current philosophical issues for education
- Thayer-Bacon, Barbara J., 1953- author.
- Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 
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- xxviii, 153 pages ; 24 cm
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-143) and index.
- Dedication Acknowledgments Preface Approach The Intended Market Outstanding Features of the Book Introduction Democratic Theory: Out From Under the Yokes of Locke and Rousseau Classical Liberal Assumptions Assumptions for Democracies Always in the Making Conclusion Notes Chapter One Learning to Trust Students: Ranciere and Montessori on Democracy Jacques Ranciere and The Ignorant Schoolmaster Maria Montessori and La Casa dei Bambini Democracies Depend on Relationships of Equality Ranciere and Democracies-Always-in-the-Making Notes Chapter Two Connecting the Home and School to Society: La Casa dei Bambini and the Chicago Lab School Maria Montessori's Private Story Maria Montessori's Casa dei Bambini John Dewey and the Chicago Lab School William Heard Kilpatrick Montessori and Democracies-Always-in-the-Making Conclusion Notes Chapter Three Trying to Get Social Justice and Love Together: Highlander Folk School and Central Park East Highlander Folk School Getting Theory and Practice Together Living What You Believe Notes Chapter Four The Teacher as a Revolutionary Leader: Freire, McLaren, hooks and the staff at La Escuela Movimento de Cultura Popular Peter McLaren and the Jane-Finch Corridor Bell Hooks, Booker T. Washington and Crispus Attucks Centro Educativo Ixtliyollotl (La Escuela) Conclusion Notes Chapter Five Celebrating the Passions of Pluralism Through the Arts: Maxine Greene, the Center for the Arts, Social Imagination, and Education, and Young Warriors High School Maxine Greene and the Center for the Arts, Social Imagination, and Education Young Warriors High School The Indians' Hole in Their Hearts and the Importance of Shared Identities Through the Arts Conclusion Notes Chapter Six Implications for Schools in Democracies-Always-in-the-Making: Conclusion Theoretical Lessons Learned Practical Lessons Learned Conclusion References Index About the Author.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Democracies Always in the Making develops Barbara Thayer-Bacon's relational and pluralistic democratic theory, as well as translates that socio-political philosophical theory into educational theory and recommendations for school reform in American public schools. John Dewey warned us long ago that a nation cannot hope to be a democracy someday without paying attention to how it educates its young future citizens. Democracy is a goal, an ideal which we must continually strive for that can guide us in our decision-making, as we continue to live in a world that is unpredictable, flawed, and limited in terms of its resources. There are key political philosophers of education who we can turn to for help. They offer us important ideas that will help us re-check our assumptions and critique our daily practice. Existing school models also offer us important examples of how to structure schools as well as various methodologies and curriculum that we can elect to use to help us move closer to the ideal of a democracy.
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