The Deliberative Democracy Consortium

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Deliberating in School

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Action Research Process to trial and document/evaluate transforming a traditional school (disadvantaged) into a deliberative system of governance.

  • building civic governance
  • learning about governance
  • improving educational outcomes
  • exploring youth generated deliberative structures
  • possible research and funding partners.

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Study circles in schools
The study circles in the Montgomery County Public School System are a good example of pulling students into the decision-making process.
CindyB , 06 Feb 2011 06:12 AM
Embedding Practices within Educational Institutions Critical
I think this is where there is the greatest hope and the potential for the greatest shifts to occur. I am very excited about this option. I have seen what happens in alternative schools that are democratically run and how students ownership of their learning transforms when they have a voice.
Vicki Totten , 05 Feb 2011 01:47 AM
Universal appeal for student self-governance
This is a critically important study. Can democracy begin too early? How can democtracy be practiced with younger "citizens?" What aspects of student civic function is and should be under student control. I think that this is a very important means of linking what happens within schools to what happens within communities. Our learning -- like our faith -- cannot be isolated from our communities. We need bridges.
Tom , 04 Feb 2011 11:23 PM

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