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  • Democratic dialogue
    and dissemination We engage educators political scientists sociologists philosophers teachers policymakers and cultural workers e g artists curators and critics as well as the broader public community who are concerned with ideals tensions policies and practices of education for democracy Democratic Dialogue reaches across disciplinary institutional and national boundaries through innovative research projects and methods of dissemination community dialogues and events and the pursuit of creative approaches to projects that engage themes of democracy education and society The Democratic Dialogue Team Biographies of principal investigators at University of Ottawa and partner institutions Research Projects Democratic Dialogue s research focuses on an exploration of democracy education and society in K 12 schools institutions of higher education and community based agencies and organizations This section includes an overview descriptions of current research special projects and upcoming projects Publications Democratic Dialogue publications are aimed at researchers practitioners and the general public They include scholarly contributions to academic journals articles in practitioner magazines and newspaper opinion editorial pieces Events Democratic Dialogue hosts and co sponsors a series of events including the Democratic Dialogue Colloquium series lk lk lk randyray ca obliquestrokes ca richardziegler ca chezjanice ca meru urem ca http gcommassociates com http sylviaadams

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    who are concerned with ideals tensions policies and practices of education for democracy Democratic Dialogue reaches across disciplinary institutional and national boundaries through innovative research projects and methods of dissemination community dialogues and events and the pursuit of creative approaches to projects that engage themes of democracy education and society Overview The notion of democracy rightly occupies a privileged place in Canadian society and international discourse Democracy informs our national and international struggles to create social and cultural institutions that are humanly satisfying and humanely justified Changing social and cultural realities for example an increasingly global world community and the pluralism a global community necessitates call for new ways of articulating educating for and enacting democratic citizenship Democratic Dialogue inquiry explores the contesting concepts of democracy that shape social institutions and define citizenship as a mode of societal participation examines how specific visions of democracy and citizenship inform policy initiatives generate institutional innovations create differing organizational structures and inspire individual actions within educational social and cultural institutions studies the impact of globalism realized as cultural diversity intellectual difference and value pluralism on identity individual agency citizenship and social engagement develops and applies research methods that make it possible to discern

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  • Democratic Dialogue - Team
    of formal education nor wealth nor power to implement their civic agenda By examining historical instances of exclusion in democratic societies Dr Cook s work contributes to theoretical conceptualizations of the tensions inherent in implementing democratic ideals and practices Her research interests will involve her in Democratic Dialogue projects that focus upon curriculum social history and feminist perspectives Joseph Kahne Mills College Oakland California Joseph Kahne is Professor of Education and Director of the Institute for Civic Leadership at Mills College where he also directs the doctoral program in Educational Leadership He writes on urban school reform and on the democratic purposes of schooling He publishes widely in education and political science journals and is recipient of the Palmer O Johnson Award from the American Educational Research Association AERA for outstanding article in educational research He is currently completing a study of ten programs from different parts of the country that seek to develop democratic values His book Reframing Educational Policy Democracy Community and the Individual was published by Teachers College Press 1996 Professor Kahne holds a Masters degree in Political Science and a Ph D in Educational Policy from Stanford University Gordon Lafer University of Oregon Eugene Oregon Gordon Lafer is assistant professor of labor studies at University of Oregon s Labor and Education Research Center He received his Ph D in political science from Yale University in 1995 following experience in policy issues as a special assistant for economic development in the mayor s office in New York City He specializes in the study of labor and politics and was former senior researcher for the Building Trades Organizing Campaign in Las Vegas Nevada and research director for the Federation of University Employees Hotel Employees and Restaurant Employees at Yale University Lafer combines an impressive academic background with on the ground experience with policy analysis His recent book The Job Training Charade Cornell University Press 2002 examines the politics of job training policies as anti poverty programs and shows that such programs do not live up to their promise of enhancing economic well being but do serve a political function Lafer has published in popular and scholarly journals on a range of labor and policy issues including prison labor political economy welfare policy and the job training system This broad focus allows Lafer to span the disciplinary boundaries of political science economics and education policy Publications representative of his research interests include The New Prison Labor The American Prospect 1999 Sleight of Hand The Political Success and Economic Failure of Job Training Policy in the United States International Journal of Manpower 1999 Yale on Trial Academic Life in the Age of Downsizing Dissent 1997 The Politics of Job Training Urban Poverty and the False Promise of JTPA Politics and Society 1994 Barbara Leckie Carleton University Ottawa Ontario Barbara Leckie is an associate professor of English and the associate director of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies at Carleton University She works on narratives of social reform in the Victorian period

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  • Democratic Dialogue - Publications
    Phi Delta Kappan 84 1 September Introduction to special issue on Democracy and Education Kahne J Westheimer J 2003 Teaching Democracy What Schools Need to Do Phi Delta Kappan 84 1 September Kahne J Westheimer J 2004 The Limits of Efficacy Educating Citizens for a Democratic Society In Giarelli J Rubin B Social Studies for a New Millennium Re Envisioning Civic Education for a Changing World Mahwah NJ Lawrence Erlbaum Westheimer J 2003 Citizenship Education for a Democratic Society Teach Magazine April Westheimer J Kahne J 2002 Educating for Democracy In R Hayduk K Mattson 2002 Democracy s Moment Reforming the American Political System for the 21st Century Lanham MD Rowman Littlefield Chapter 7 91 107 Westheimer J Kahne J 1998 Education for Action Preparing Youth for Participatory Democracy Chapter 1 in Bill Ayers et al Eds Teaching for Social Justice A Democracy and Education Reader New York New Press Teachers College Press 1 20 Also published as Westheimer J Kahne J 2000 Education for Action Preparing Youth for Participatory Democracy The School Field Special issue Theorizing Citizenship Education III XI 1 2 21 39 Community and Democracy in Schools SELECTED ARTICLES Westheimer J 2000 Communities and Consequences An Inquiry into Ideology and Practice in Teachers Professional Work Educational Administration Quarterly Special Issue School as Community 35 1 71 105 Westheimer J 1998 Conceptualizing Community Problems and Possibilities for Research on Teachers Work Journal of Research in Education 8 1 9 15 Westheimer J Kahne J 1993 Building School Communities An Experience Based Model Phi Delta Kappan 75 4 324 328 Above reprinted in E Library of Instructional Texts 1996 97 Guilford CT The Dushkin Publishing Group Inc Above reprinted in Annual Editions 1995 Education Guilford CT The Dushkin Publishing Group Inc Westheimer J Kahne J Gerstein A 1992 School reform in the 90 s Opportunities and obstacles for experiential educators The Journal of Experiential Education 15 2 44 49 Reprinted in R Kraft J Kielsmeier Eds 1994 Experiential Learning in Schools and Higher Education Kendall Hunt Publishing Dubuque Iowa BOOK Westheimer J 1998 Among Schoolteachers Community Autonomy and Ideology in Teachers Work New York Teachers College Press Democratic Pedagogy and Academic Freedom in Higher Education SELECTED ARTICLES Westheimer J Kahne J 2003 What Kind of Citizen Political Choices and Educational Goals Campus Compact Reader III 3 Also printed in Encounters on Education Encuentros sobre Educación Rencontres sur l Education v 4 Fall 2003 Westheimer J 2003 Tenure Denied Anti Intellectualism and Anti Unionism in the Academy Social Text 73 47 64 Adapted also printed in Tenure Denied In Johnson B Kavanagh P Mattson K Steal This University The Rise of the Corporate University and an Academic Labor Movement New York Routledge 2003 Westheimer J Kahne J 2001 Social Justice Service Learning and Higher Education A Critical Review of Research The School Field 12 5 6 Adapted from J Kahne J Westheimer B Rogers 2000 Kahne J Westheimer J 2000 A Pedagogy of Collective Action and Reflection Preparing Teachers for

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  • scholars to speak on issues of democracy civic engagement and education Upcoming Speakers To be announced Past Speakers William Ayers Embarking on a Great Voyage Moral Commitment in the Classroom April 28 2005 Gordon Lafer From Baghdad to the Bayou The War on Terror and the Shrinking of Democracy November 3 2005 Jonathan Zimmerman Americans Against The American Century U S Teachers and the Dilemmas of Culture October 26 2006

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  • Links Page
    of USA Freedom Corps a White House initiative to foster a culture of citizenship service and responsibility Democracy org Resources for promoting democratic citizenship character education and service learning Educators for Social Responsibility Helps educators create safe caring respectful and productive learning environments that foster democratic participation and change Their New York City chapter website includes resources for teachers on a variety of issues including a number of excellent curriculum examples under the umbrella title Reflecting on 9 11 El Puente Academy for Peace and Justice A small learning community high school that emphasizes curricular and extra curricular activities in the community to strengthen civic engagement and democratic citizenship e thePeople Digital town hall that promotes intelligent and diverse discussion and political action Facing History and Ourselves Offers professional development services teacher resources and publications that encourage educators to use history to teach students about civic responsibility tolerance and social action Highlander Research and Education Center Highlander sponsors educational programs and research into community problems as well as a residential Workshop Center for social change organizations and workers active in the South and internationally Over the course of its history Highlander has played important roles in many major political movements including the Southern labor movements of the 1930s the Civil Rights Movement of the 1940s 60s and the Appalachian people s movements of the 1970s 80s Institute for Democracy and Education at Ohio University Provides teachers administrators parents and students committed to democratic education with a forum for sharing ideas with a support network of people holding similar values and with opportunities for professional development Kids Can Make A Difference School program and detailed curriculum to inspire young people to realize that it is within their power to help eliminate hunger and poverty in their communities their country and their

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  • Democratic Dialoge Contact Page
    located in the Faculty of Education at the University of Ottawa Democratic Dialogue 376C Lamoureux Hall 145 Jean Jacques Lussier Street Ottawa ON Canada K1N 6N5 613 562 5800 x4031 Martin Barlosky barlosky democraticdialogue com 613 562 5800 x4043 Sharon

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