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Public Acts of Self-Deliberation: Preparation for Discursive Democracy in Education
Learning for Democracy (2013)
  • Vonzell Agosto, University of South Florida
This conceptual essay forwards self-deliberation as an act to be included in the preparation of educators and administrators. Self-deliberation is defined as a public act of deliberation that can be instigated pedagogically to prepare students for difficult dialogues on enduring issues in education. Self-deliberation provides another pedagogical method for preparing aspiring educators to participate in deliberative or discursive democracy. Narrative vignettes are used to illustrate the acts of self-deliberation performed by aspiring teachers of color as they consider controversial issues such as affirmative action, racial segregation, and culturally relevant education.
  • Democratic Education,
  • Discursive Democracy,
  • Curriculum Deliberation
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Vonzell Agosto. "Public Acts of Self-Deliberation: Preparation for Discursive Democracy in Education" Learning for Democracy Vol. 5 Iss. 1 (2013)
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