Democracy and Experimentation: two fundamental values for education

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Moss, Peter and Urban, M. 2010. Democracy and Experimentation: two fundamental values for education. Guetersloh Bertelsmann Stiftung.
AuthorsMoss, Peter and Urban, M.
TypeDiscussion paper
Abstract

This paper is a contribution to the debate in Germany and beyond in Europe on future directions for education. It builds on and extends earlier work by the authors, on democratic experimentalism (Moss, 2009; Fielding & Moss, forthcoming) and early childhood workforce professionalism (Urban, 2008, 2009, 2010; Dalli & Urban 2010). At a time when managerial, technical and market approaches are increasingly influential, it argues the case for an alternative: an education based on 'democracy' and 'experimentation' as fundamental values and practices.

By arguing for an education of democracy and experimentation, the paper assumes that there are other possible values. The issue is not whether or not to have values in education, but which values and what practices follow from the choice of values?

Year2010
PublisherBertelsmann Stiftung
Place of publicationGuetersloh
Web address (URL)http://www.bertelsmann-stiftung.de/bst/de/.../xcms_bst_dms_32994__2.pdf
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Print2010
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Deposited04 Feb 2014
Copyright holderBertelsmann Stiftung
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