Sep 27, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2015-2017 [Archived Catalog]

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EDCS 5090 - Education and the Democratic Community

Explores the relationship between democracy and education from multiple perspectives, including liberal democracy, pragmatist democracy and radical democracy. Critically examines concepts important to a democracy that relate to the distinction between public and private spheres, pluralism, community, individuality and responsibility, for example. Begins with assumption that schools in the U.S. have a significant role in educating for participatory democratic citizens. Examines whether and how our public schools accomplish this aim, or whether they in fact, work contrary to it. Examines pedagogical practices and school as an institution and inquire about their effectiveness in educating for an inclusive and participatory democracy. Examines contemporary and enduring issues in our democracy that are connected to or impact our students, schools and communities.


Credit Hours: 4.0
Repeat/Retake Information: May not be retaken.

Lecture/Lab Hours: 4.0 seminar

Eligible grades: A-F,PR,WP,WF,FN,FS,AU,I

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