Title

Democracy, Education and Economics

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

9 p.

Publication Date

5-2009

Publisher

Inderscience Enterprises LTD

Source Publication

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education

Source ISSN

1757-5648

Abstract

This paper examines the connections between democracy and education, particularly as it concerns economics. We adopt a pluralist proceduralist view of democracy, and argue that this requires a view of individuals as active decision-makers able to deliberate and reflect on their different ideas and opinions – a view not available to mainstream economics with its preference-based view of the individual. The paper examines the nature of learning and its implications for teaching, and then applies this to economics education. An important aspect of this is students' exploration of their values. We argue this approach requires a pluralist educational philosophy.

Comments

International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education, Vol. 1, No. 1/2 (May 2009): 37-45. DOI.

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