Democratic Education in Universities: Pushing at the Boundaries
Keywords:Educational alternatives, progressive education, alternative education, difference, educational theory, educational philosophy, home education, education policy
In a recent opinion piece in The Guardian, democratic education advocate Rachel Roberts posed the questions of â€œwhy not put children in charge of their schools?â€ Â (Roberts, 13 March, 2017). There were over 300 responses within the first week, many of which were thought-out and considered responses, some in support and some in opposition. A sizeable proportion of these echoed the view of one contributor who simply stated: â€œFor the same reason you donâ€™t put inmates in charge of their prison.â€This is an interesting analogy which implies that the power dynamic between teachers and students is akin to that of prisoner officers and prisoners....
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