Democratic education focuses on developing students using democratic principles and processes in the classroom. In this study, we aim to understand how self-identified democratic educators practice democratic education in public-school classrooms. Nine participants, teachers in K12 schools, were interviewed for this qualitative study. In investigating how public-school teachers implemented and sustained democratic education in their classrooms, six themes emerged—fostering relationships, empowering students, and teaching and using democratic skills, democratic educative structure, democratic teacher praxis, and obstacles.
, Hess, M. E.
, Lowery, C. L.
Democratic Spaces: How Teachers Establish and Sustain Democracy and Education in Their Classrooms.
Democracy and Education,
(1), Article 3.
Available at: https://democracyeducationjournal.org/home/vol27/iss1/3