Experimenting with, and Experiencing, Democracy in Education

Edited by: Paul R. Carr | David Zyngier | Marc Pruyn

As the title of this book suggests, how we understand, perceive and experience democracy may have a significant effect on how we actually engage in, and with, democracy.

Ultimately, the contributors of this book collectively ask: can there be democracy without a critically engaged education, and, importantly, what role do educators play in this context and process? Why many educators in diverse contexts believe that they are unable, dissuaded and/or prevented from doing thick democratic education is problematized in this book but the authors also seek to illustrate that, despite the challenges, barriers and concerns about doing democracy in education, something can, and should be, done to develop, cultivate and ingratiate schools and society with more meaningful democratic practices and processes.