Beyond the betrayal of democracy in schools: lessons from the past, hopes for the future
Fielding, Michael 2013. Beyond the betrayal of democracy in schools: lessons from the past, hopes for the future. Research in Teacher Education. 3 (2), pp. 47-50.
We live in interesting times, not least because democracy is both under threat and, in part as a consequence, fitfully and potentially resurgent. In the UK the presumptions of privilege and greed that have for some years disfigured the workings of parliamentary democracy and the, increasingly visible, predatory ambitions and moral indifference of transnational capitalism have prompted Occupy and other similar movements. Not only is there an increasingly widespread willingness to refute and refuse the political passivity and tacit subservience such systems require. There is also a companion resurgence of interest in too readily forgotten traditions of participatory democracy and their more deliberate and wide-ranging insistence on multiple sites and opportunities for democratic engagement.
|Keywords||Alex Bloom; participatory democracy; radical democratic education|
|Journal||Research in Teacher Education|
|Research in Teacher Education|
|Journal citation||3 (2), pp. 47-50|
|Publisher||University of East London, Cass School of Education and Communities|
|01 Oct 2013|
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|Deposited||22 Nov 2013|
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