Dewey's Democracy and Education Revisited: Contemporary Discourses for Democratic Education and Leadership

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Patrick M. Jenlink
R&L Education, Apr 16, 2009 - Education - 418 pages
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Dewey's Democracy and Education Revisited focuses on democratic schools/democratic education and the work of teacher and leader practitioners in the new millennium, taking into consideration the complex and dynamic nature of preparing leaders for changing roles in schools amidst the challenges of standards and accountability, the No Child Left Behind Act, licensure/certification issues, increasing diversity, issues of social justice, shifting demographics, and the myriad of social issues that make democratic leadership necessary. The book presents a collection of contemporary discourses that reconsider the relationship of democracy as a political ideology and American ideal (i.e., Dewey's progressivist ideas) and education as the foundation of preparing democratic citizens in America. Jenlink takes the reader into a reflective and critical examination of Dewey's ideas on democratic education, set forth in the classic philosophy text, Democracy and Education. Each chapter draws the reader into a discussion of the salient and relevant points Dewey argued, and juxtaposes Dewey's points with the issues challenging educators today, in particular focusing on the challenge of fostering democratic education and leadership for America's schools.
 

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Contents

Deweys Democracy and Education Revisited
1
PART I LEADERSHIP AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION
13
Part I Introduction
15
Chapter 01 Deweys Legacy for Democratic Education and Leadership
21
Chapter 02 A Continuing Leadership Agenda
52
PART II SOCIAL FOUNDATIONS AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION
71
Part II Introduction
73
Chapter 03 The Criteria of Good Aims and the Idea of the Curriculum Standard
78
Part IV Introduction
205
Creating Inclusive Schools
211
Taking a Critical Pragmatic Turn
229
PART V FREEDOM AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION
251
Part V Introduction
253
The Erasure of Democracy from Education
259
Deweys Democracy as Spatial Practice
274
Chapter 13 On the Corruption of Democracy and Education
297

Chapter 04 What Kind of Democracy Should Public Schools Promote? A Challenge for Educational Leaders in a No Child Left Behind Environment
97
Chapter 05 Democratic Foundations of Social Education
119
Still Ahead of His Time
137
PART III AESTHETICS AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION
155
Part III Introduction
157
Chapter 07 Dewey Democratic Leadership and Art
163
Chapter 08 The Misunderestimation of the Value of Aesthetics in Public Education
187
PART IV CULTURE AND DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION
203
PART VI DEMOCRACY AND DEMOCRATIC VISTAS OF EDUCATION
325
Part VI Introduction
327
Chapter 14 Creating Democratic Relationships
333
Revitalizing the Democratic Ideal in American Schools and Society
359
Realizing New Vistas of Democratic Education
389
About theEditor and Contributors
395
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Patrick M. Jenlink is professor of doctoral studies in the Department of Secondary Education and Educational Leadership and Director of the Educational Research Center at Stephen F. Austin State University.

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