democratic education, discursive democracy, curriculum deliberation
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.
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Citation / Publisher Attribution
Learning for Democracy, v. 5, no. 1, p. 18-27.
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Agosto, Vonzell, "Public Acts of Self-Deliberation: Preparation for Discursive Democracy in Education" (2013). Educational and Psychological Studies Faculty Publications. 13.
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