New Perspectives on Education for Democracy brings together diverse communities of education research in an innovative way to develop a nuanced understanding of the relationship between education and democracy. This book synthesises a range of theoretical, conceptual, and empirical approaches to address the complex challenges faced by young people and societies in the 21st century. Each chapter provides accounts of local democratic encounters in education, while engaging with global debates and issues, such as de-democratisation and growing social, economic, and educational inequality. This book presents new ways of thinking about democracy, local–global enactments of democracy through teaching and learning, and future thinking for a new era of democracy. This book will be relevant for educators, researchers, and policymakers who are interested in educational sociology, critical pedagogy, and democratic education.

part Part I|50 pages

New ways of thinking about democracy

chapter 1|7 pages

On the Need for a New Democracy of Education in a Post-Pandemic World

ByStewart Riddle, Amanda Heffernan, David Bright

chapter 3|13 pages

This is What Isonomy Looks Like!

ByHoward Prosser

chapter 4|14 pages

Re-Imagining Aspirations

A new transition planning framework supporting inclusive and democratic actions in schools
ByLara Maia-Pike

part Part II|102 pages

Enacting democracy through teaching and learning

chapter 5|12 pages

Country as Teacher

Using stories from and for Country in Australian education for social and ecological renewal
ByBenny Wilson, David Spillman

chapter 6|13 pages

The Ordinary Everyday

Centring the embodied practice of classroom teaching
ByStephanie Wescott

chapter 7|17 pages

Encountering a Pedagogy of the World in a University Setting

BySarah Healy, Kathryn Coleman, Richard Johnson Sallis, Amanda Belton

chapter 8|16 pages

Students' Experiences of Overt Data-Talk in the Classroom

“It's All Just This Stupid System”
ByRafaan Daliri-Ngametua

chapter 9|14 pages

Teacher Workload in Australia

National reports of intensification and its threats to democracy
ByMihajla Gavin, Susan McGrath-Champ, Rachel Wilson, Scott Fitzgerald, Meghan Stacey

chapter 10|14 pages

Education for Democracy:

Culturally responsive practices and curriculum in teacher education
ByAlison Wrench, Jenni Carter, Kathryn Paige

chapter 11|15 pages

Critical Affective Literacy, Feminist Pedagogies, and Democracy

Exploring possibilities for the high school English classroom
ByAlice Elwell

part Part III|60 pages

Future thinking for a new era of democracy

chapter 12|13 pages

Combating Crisis and Despair

Voice, choice, and agency for active, resilient citizenship
ByFiona Longmuir

chapter 13|13 pages

The Certainty of Nationalism in Uncertain Times

Disrupting the National Givens of Citizenship Education
ByBryan Smith

chapter 14|20 pages

Passion as Politics

An analysis of Australian newspaper reporting of institutional responses to the school strikes for climate
ByEve Mayes, Michael Everitt Hartup

chapter 15|13 pages

Relational Pedagogy and Democratic Education

ByAndrew Hickey, Stewart Riddle, Janean Robinson, Robert Hattam, Barry Down, Alison Wrench