Reflections on contemporary challenges and possibilities for democracy and education

Michael W. Apple, Gert Biesta, David Bright, Henry A. Giroux, Amanda Heffernan, Peter McLaren, Stewart Riddle*, Anna Yeatman

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This paper is one of two which bring together leading educational researchers to consider some of the key challenges facing democracy and education during the twenty-first century, including rising social and economic inequality, political instability, and the existential threats of global pandemics and climate change. In this paper, key educational scholar–activists respond to the challenges and possibilities for democracy and education, with consideration of the importance of reimagining education as being for democracy. The questions asked in this paper have particular salience for educational leaders, who must be at the centre of any commitment to democratic education.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Educational Administration and History
Early online date13 Mar 2022
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 13 Mar 2022

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • democratic values
  • educational values
  • public education
  • social justice


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