democratic education

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1Elisabeth Quispe Social Foundations September 13, 2007 A Democratic or Undemocratic classroom? In “Politics of Aristotle,” Aristotle examines the dynamics of government and society. To apply his essay to today’s education, there are two diplomatic ways of teaching a classroom: democratic and undemocratic. In a democratic society, Aristotle said that all citizens will have to have the same basic education in order to prepare them to become legislators and intelligently obey the laws. In a nondemocratic society, he said that education would have to be divided and different with certain people. So that leaves the question: Is today’s classroom being taught democratically or undemocratically? With my experiences as a student, I have observed the traditional dynamics of a classroom. With my experiences, today’s classroom is taught undemocratically. During elementary school and middle school, this wasn’t the case. Everyone was given one basic education and for the students who had difficulty learning, they were held back. However, as soon as I entered high school, it was a different scenario. There were three
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course EDU 292 taught by Professor White during the Fall '07 term at Rutgers.

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