Education and learning for democracy take place in a wide variety
of contexts worldwide. Traditionally, children are prepared to
become responsible citizens in families and schools. In non-formal
settings and in their lived experience, adults engage in democratic
practices. Some people are active members of political parties or
trade unions; others take responsibilities in associations of civil
society. Still others engage in participatory practices in labor
organizations. New practices and understandings of learning for
democracy are often attempts to deal with transformations taking
place in the contexts in which people operate. They experience the
limits of representative democracy and try to enrich it with
practices of direct democracy, thereby creating new learning
opportunities for the participants involved. Theoretical aspects of
learning in democratic practices are explored in Part I of this
book. Part II describes examples of learning in political and
social action, while Part III describes examples of democratic
practices on the shop floor. Together the book delivers an
introduction to the field of education for democracy for both
social scientists and practitioners interested in ways to support
the learning of democracy. Because of it comprehensive character,
the book can be used also as a textbook in graduate and
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• W. Youngblood Janet W. Youngblood
• Janet W. Youngblood
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Philosophy of education
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