Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC)
Library,Documentation and Information Science Division

“A research journal serves that narrow

borderland which separates the known from the unknown”

-P.C.Mahalanobis


Normal view MARC view ISBD view

Teaching democracy by being democratic [electronic resource] / edited by Theodore L. Becker and Richard A. Couto ; foreword by James MacGregor Burns.

Contributor(s): Becker, Theodore Lewis | Couto, Richard A, 1941-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Praeger series in transformational politics and political science: Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1996Description: 1 online resource (viii, 184 p.).ISBN: 9780313390975 (electronic bk.); 0313390975 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Democracy -- Study and teaching -- United States | College student government -- United States | Student volunteers in social service -- United States | Community and college -- United States | Universities and colleges -- United States -- Public services | Political Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Democracy | Democratie | Onderwijs | Demokratie | Erziehung | USAGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Teaching democracy by being democratic.DDC classification: 321.8/071/173 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Foreword / James MacGregor Burns -- Introduction / Theodore L. Becker and Richard A. Couto -- pt. I. The Democratic Classroom. 1. Students in Charge / William R. Caspary. 2. Personal Empowerment / Louis Herman -- pt. II. Beyond Classrooms and Internships. 3. Service Learning: Integrating Community Issues and the Curriculum / Richard A. Couto. 4. Applying Democratic Theory in Community Organizations / Richard Guarasci and Craig A. Rimmerman -- pt. III. Innovative Democratic Institutions within the University. 5. The Community Mediation Service: A Model for Teaching Democracy and Conflict Resolution / Christa Daryl Slaton. 6. Televote: Interactive, Participatory Polling / Theodore L. Becker -- Afterword / Theodore L. Becker and Richard A. Couto.
Summary: The best way to teach democracy has been the subject of an ongoing debate for 2,500 years. Unlike most books about teaching democracy, this one spends more time on how to teach democracy than the what and why of teaching democracy. It punctures the irony of teaching democracy by lectures and superior teachers. In its place, this book provides a variety of illustrations for the teaching of democracy in an experiential and egalitarian fashion.
Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Log in to add tags.
No physical items for this record

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Foreword / James MacGregor Burns -- Introduction / Theodore L. Becker and Richard A. Couto -- pt. I. The Democratic Classroom. 1. Students in Charge / William R. Caspary. 2. Personal Empowerment / Louis Herman -- pt. II. Beyond Classrooms and Internships. 3. Service Learning: Integrating Community Issues and the Curriculum / Richard A. Couto. 4. Applying Democratic Theory in Community Organizations / Richard Guarasci and Craig A. Rimmerman -- pt. III. Innovative Democratic Institutions within the University. 5. The Community Mediation Service: A Model for Teaching Democracy and Conflict Resolution / Christa Daryl Slaton. 6. Televote: Interactive, Participatory Polling / Theodore L. Becker -- Afterword / Theodore L. Becker and Richard A. Couto.

The best way to teach democracy has been the subject of an ongoing debate for 2,500 years. Unlike most books about teaching democracy, this one spends more time on how to teach democracy than the what and why of teaching democracy. It punctures the irony of teaching democracy by lectures and superior teachers. In its place, this book provides a variety of illustrations for the teaching of democracy in an experiential and egalitarian fashion.

Description based on print version record.

There are no comments for this item.

Log in to your account to post a comment.

Other editions of this work

Teaching democracy by being democratic ©1996
Library, Documentation and Information Science Division, Indian Statistical Institute, 203 B T Road, Kolkata 700108, INDIA
Phone no. 91-33-2575 2100, Fax no. 91-33-2578 1412, ksatpathy@isical.ac.in


Visitor Counter