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Bilingual, Multilingual, and Multicultural Education

2008

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

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Beyond Liberal Democracy In Schools: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon Apr 2008

Beyond Liberal Democracy In Schools: The Power Of Pluralism, Barbara Thayer-Bacon

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

In this unique union of philosophy and ethnographic research, Barbara Thayer-Bacon explains how the individualist legacy of liberal democracy, as conceived by Locke and Rosseau, ignores and excludes the needs of American students raised in cultures with strong communal traditions. Drawing upon her experience with the educational methods of other cultures as well as the work of modern educational philosophers such as Dewey, Barber, Young, and Mouffe and Laclau, Thayer-Bacon shows us how our current vision of the democratic process as revealed in school practices routinely fails minority students. She offers recommendations to help us develop learning environments for students ...


Sister Katherine: An Example Of Feminist Educational Leadership, Barbara Thayer-Bacon Dec 2007

Sister Katherine: An Example Of Feminist Educational Leadership, Barbara Thayer-Bacon

Barbara J. Thayer-Bacon

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