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.
Scholar Commons Citation
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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