A study of the integration of democratic education: a field guide to student learning and citizenship
This study was designed to answer the following question: How does the integration of democratic principles affect student learning and citizenship? The purpose of the study was to establish a curriculum to enable teachers and students to understand and participate in a democratic education. The curriculum is organized in a unit-lesson model and consists of four units and 10 lessons that equip students with the knowledge and understanding of civic responsibility. The methods used in the study are a variety of instructional methods that are believed to aid students in a democratic environment. The instructional methods include case studies, cooperative learning, debates, simulations, performance packages and service-learning activities to help bridge academic learning with real-world democratic experiences. The results indicate that students equipped with a democratic education are more likely to engage themselves responsibly in the global arena. From these results suggestions for improving democracy for education were formulated.
Wells, Ron, "A study of the integration of democratic education: a field guide to student learning and citizenship" (2009). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 788.