September 15, International Day of Democracy
The UNESCO Chair on Education for Social Justice of the Autonomous University of Madrid recommends some readings on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy.
Any search for Social Justice must be, at the same time, a democratization effort. Building an Education for Social Justice requires, therefore, jointly addressing democracy in schools and teaching democracy.
Under this premise, the UNESCO Chair in Education for Social Justice of the Autonomous University of Madrid develops the R+D+i project “Democracy in schools as the foundation of an education for Social Justice”, which is framed within the Democracy in Education workline.
As a result of this work, the members of the Chair have participated in various national and international forums on the subject, and have also published different articles in scientific journals collecting the reflections and results derived from the project. Today, on the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, we want to recommend two publications:
- Belavi, G., Flores, C., Guiral, C. & Türk, Y. (2021). La democracia en los centros educativos españoles: Concepciones de docentes y estudiantes. Revista Fuentes, (23), 244-253.
Phenomenographic study that explores the conceptions of teachers and students in Spain about democracy in schools.
- Belavi, G. & Murillo, F. J. (2020). Democracia y justicia social en las escuelas: Dimensiones para pensar y mejorar la práctica educativa. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 18(3), 5-28.
Article that proposes five dimensions to advance Social Justice and Democracy in schools with the ideas of Nancy Fraser as a framework.