Democratic Education

A Year at Mission Hill: My School

Summary: Chapter 1 in a series of short videos aligned with "A Year at Mission Hill' in which UK Filmmakers Visual Influence explore what it feels like to go to a great school, from a child's perspective.

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American Commonwealth Partnership

Summary: The American Commonwealth Partnership (ACP) was launched at the White House on January 10th, the start of the 150th anniversary of the Morrill Act signed by President Lincoln in 1862 which began a broad process of... Read on...

American Educational Studies Association

Summary: The American Educational Studies Association (AESA) is an international learned society for students, teachers, research scholars, and administrators who are interested in the foundations of education. The role of AESA... Read on...

Borderland

Accredited Author: Doug Noon

Summary: Doug Noon, the Alaskan teacher who writes this blog says it best:
Educating people for a democratic society is cultural work. Teachers must become border crossers. We need to be creatively flexible because even if... Read on...

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Bringing Democratic Education to Your Classroom and School (Lesson Plan)

Accredited Author: Ammerah Saidi

Summary: The following is a lesson plan designed to help students and teachers bring democratic education practices into your schools and classrooms. The activity was designed for IDEA by Ammerah Saidi, an urban public school... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 4 reviews Posted in Action and ChangeLesson Plans and Activities

Democracy at Risk: The Need for a New Federal Policy in Education

Accredited Author: The Forum for Education and Democracy

Summary: Report by the Forum for Education and Democracy that provides analysis and recommendations that call for a new federal role in education to provide every child with the skills needed to strengthen our democracy. Drafted... Read on...

Rated: 32121 (3/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in InformationResearchSchool Change and Education Reform

Democratic Classrooms: Promises and Challenges of Student Voice and Choice

Accredited Author: Kristan A. Morrison

Summary: A valuable primer for educators, students, and parents looking to bring democratic education practices into their schools and classrooms. This paper presents the history and theory of democratic education and explores... Read on...

Democratic Dialogue

Summary: Democratic Dialogue is committed to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society through a program of international collaborative research and dissemination. We engage educators, political... Read on...

Introducing Democratic Education (Lesson Plan)

Accredited Author: Ammerah Saidi

Summary: The following is a lesson plan designed to introduce democratic education to students and schools that are new to the approach. The activity was designed for IDEA by Ammerah Saidi, an urban public school teacher from... Read on...

Rated: 14321 (1/5), based on 1 review Posted in Action and ChangeLesson Plans and Activities

Making Teacher Education More Democratic: Incorporating Student Voice and Choice

Accredited Author: Kristan A. Morrison

Summary: This paper follows Morrison's "Democratic Classrooms" article, reporting on the author's project to bring democratic education practices to her graduate education course. She outlines the pitfalls and strengths of the... Read on...

Minnesota New Country School

Summary: Our Mission: Exploring the world through project-based learning
Minnesota New Country School serves students in grades 6-12. MNCS is an EdVisions flagship school whose education practices are founded in values of small... Read on...

North Dakota Study Group

Summary: The North Dakota Study Group on Evaluation is a diverse network of progressive educators dedicated to advocacy for useful, fair, and democratic ways to document and assess children's learning and offering a criticism of... Read on...

Opal School

Summary: Opal School (K-5) of Portland Children's Museum is an elementary school that is chartered by the Portland Public School District. The work of Opal School begins with a strong image of all children as competent,... Read on...

Parents Are People, Too

Accredited Author: Michele Beach

Summary: An honest and important article detailing the joy, struggles, and successes with democratic parenting. Written by Michele Beach who is the co-founder and director of The Patchwork School, an innovative early childhood... Read on...

Rated: 43211 (4/5), based on 2 reviews Posted in InformationArticles

Professors of the Year: They Put Students in Charge of Learning

Accredited Author: Paige Chapman

Summary: This article provides several exemplary ways in which to engage and involve students in their own learning through hands-on activities, field trips, self-directed activity, group work, and supporting multiple approaches... Read on...

Teaching 2030 & The Future of Learning Blog

Accredited Author: Multiple

Summary: With study after study pointing to the powerful effects of qualified teachers and quality teaching on student achievement, it is clear that any effective vision for education's future must focus on access for all... Read on...

The Civic Mission of Schools

Accredited Author: 50+ Co-Authors

Summary: Written and endorsed by more than 50 scholars and education practitioners, The Civic Mission of Schools report summarizes the status of and need for civic learning in schools, kindergarten through 12th grade. It... Read on...

The Institute for Educational Inquiry

Summary: The Institute for Educational Inquiry works with educators to help improve schools and teacher education to better approximate the ideals of a democratic society. At the same time, it studies the processes used to make... Read on...

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