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.
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.
Part 1 Leadership and Democratic Education Chapter 2 Introduction: Dewey's Democracy and Education Revisited Chapter 3 Dewey's Legacy for Democratic Education and Leadership-Democracy and Education Revisited Chapter 4 Democracy and Education Revisited: A Continuing Leadership Agenda Part 5 Social Foundations and Democratic Education Chapter 6 The Criteria of Good Aims and the Idea of the Curriculum Standard Chapter 7 What Kind of Democracy Should Public Schools Promote? A Challenge for Educational Leaders in a No Child Left Behind Environment Chapter 8 Democratic Foundations of Social Education Chapter 9 John Dewey: Still Ahead of His Time Part 10 Aesthetics and Democratic Education Chapter 11 Dewey, Democratic Leadership, and Art Chapter 12 The Mis-underestimation of the Value of Aesthetics in Public Education Part 13 Culture and Democratic Education Chapter 14 Leadership and Democracy: Creating Inclusive Schools Chapter 15 Education for Democratic Culture-Cultural Democracy: Taking a Critical Pragmatic Turn Part 16 Freedom and Democratic Education Chapter 17 Learning Walks Away: The Erasure of Democracy from Education Chapter 18 Transforming the School into a Democratically Practiced Place Chapter 19 On the Corruption of Democracy and Education Part 20 Democracy and Democratic Vistas of Education Chapter 21 Creating Democratic Relationships Chapter 22 Scholar-Practitioner Leadership: Revitalizing the Democratic Ideal in American Schools and Society Chapter 23 Coda: Dewey's Democracy and Education: Realizing New Vistas of Democratic Education