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    Democracy and Education

    The Missing Link May Be Ours

    John Willinsky
    In this article, John Willinsky calls on educational researchers to consider participating in scholarly publishing experiments that leverage information technologies. Willinsky argues that publishing systems that provide greater public access to educational research are likely to help us to better understand and extend Dewey's democratic theory of education while promoting a more deliberative democratic state. Through this appeal, researchers can expand education's role within democracy by increasing the impact educational research has on practice and by providing an alternative perspective to the media's coverage of educational issues. The author challenges researchers to participate in this democratic experiment by thinking of their work as a way to expand global opportunities for edification and deliberation within the public sphere of this information economy. (pp. 367-392)

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    Fall 2002 Issue


    Complexity, Accountability, and School Improvement
    Jennifer A. O'Day
    Diversity and Higher Education
    Theory and Impact on Educational Outcomes
    Patricia Gurin, Eric L. Dey, Sylvia Hurtado, and Gerald Gurin
    Democracy and Education
    The Missing Link May Be Ours
    John Willinsky

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    Why Don’t They Learn English?
    By Lucy Tse

    Overlooked and Underserved
    By Jorge Ruiz-de-Velasco, Michael Fix, and Beatriz Chu Clewell

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