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Democracy in education: Critical pedagogy, citizenship, social justice, and transformational change

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This paper describes the aims of the research project, the actual process of establishing an international research collaboration outlining the development of this unique international collaboration from its beginnings in 2008 to the present time with over 70 researchers in over 20 countries.

The paper analyses the state of civics and citizenship education (CCE) in Australia, using the framework suggested by Barber’s Strong Democracy and developed by Westheimer, Kahne, Gandin and Apple it critiques the neo-liberal (thin) democratic discourse of contemporary Australian academic research that suggests that the CCE project only requires some augmentation with issues like sustainability and globalisation while ignoring social justice issues. The paper then presents the quantitative data and analyses the qualitative responses using critical discourse analysis, selected responses to an on-line survey from representative groups of pre and in-service teachers in relation to their contrasting understandings of democracy, citizenship and the role of education in the promotion and development of an active and thick democracy. We find that while pre-service teachers may have a more critical and thicker understanding of democracy that is mirrored in the views of their teacher academics, practising teachers on the other hand, have adopted the neo-liberal discourse presenting a tendency to view democracy in a very narrow or thin way that impacts on their classroom practice. We conclude with recommendations of what a thick democracy might actually look like in school education.
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Name: 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
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Zyngier, David. "Democracy in education: Critical pedagogy, citizenship, social justice, and transformational change" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p515487_index.html>

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Zyngier, D. "Democracy in education: Critical pedagogy, citizenship, social justice, and transformational change" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p515487_index.html

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Abstract: This paper describes the aims of the research project, the actual process of establishing an international research collaboration outlining the development of this unique international collaboration from its beginnings in 2008 to the present time with over 70 researchers in over 20 countries.

The paper analyses the state of civics and citizenship education (CCE) in Australia, using the framework suggested by Barber’s Strong Democracy and developed by Westheimer, Kahne, Gandin and Apple it critiques the neo-liberal (thin) democratic discourse of contemporary Australian academic research that suggests that the CCE project only requires some augmentation with issues like sustainability and globalisation while ignoring social justice issues. The paper then presents the quantitative data and analyses the qualitative responses using critical discourse analysis, selected responses to an on-line survey from representative groups of pre and in-service teachers in relation to their contrasting understandings of democracy, citizenship and the role of education in the promotion and development of an active and thick democracy. We find that while pre-service teachers may have a more critical and thicker understanding of democracy that is mirrored in the views of their teacher academics, practising teachers on the other hand, have adopted the neo-liberal discourse presenting a tendency to view democracy in a very narrow or thin way that impacts on their classroom practice. We conclude with recommendations of what a thick democracy might actually look like in school education.


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