Perceptions of democracy education among preset and inset students and teacher educators at a college of education

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dc.contributor.author Colgan, Desia
dc.date.accessioned 2007-02-16T12:17:42Z
dc.date.available 2007-02-16T12:17:42Z
dc.date.issued 2007-02-16T12:17:42Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/2033
dc.description Student Number : 8908713V - M Ed project report - School of Education - Faculty of Humanities en
dc.description.abstract This research report focuses on educators’ current attitudes, skills and knowledge in relation to democracy in South African education today. The research report also considers what needs to be done to make democracy a reality that informs education as opposed to simply adhering to policy and legislation that speaks of fine ideals but may well have limited impact on the lives of the majority of South Africa’s citizens. I contend that one of the main barriers between democratic theory and practice is ambiguity and the resulting uncertainty and insecurity. I believe that many South Africans, many world citizens in fact, struggle to articulate what democracy actually means. If this grey area is to be addressed and ambiguity defused then educators need to be clear about what it is they are trying to educate learners for. This can only be realised when educators have internalised ‘lived democracy’ and, as a result, feel both an ownership and commitment to democracy as a lived practice. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Democracy en
dc.subject Transformation en
dc.subject Constitution en
dc.subject Education for democracy en
dc.subject Democratic education en
dc.subject Liberalism en
dc.subject Deliberative democracy en
dc.subject Lived practice en
dc.subject Citizen participation en
dc.subject Attitudes and perceptions en
dc.subject Qualitative research en
dc.title Perceptions of democracy education among preset and inset students and teacher educators at a college of education en
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