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Democracy & Education

Democracy is far more than simply voting for a President every few years. It is a fundamental understanding of healthy interactions between the individual and society. An increasing body of evidence is indicating that democracy and education are inextricably linked; that democratic societies need strong education, and authentic education needs democratic structure.

This curricular theme at the PEAR Lab serves as a basic group-study e-learning course, a hub for developing applied service-learning projects at the University, Secondary, and Primary School levels, and a hub for Malagasy researchers interested in improving the linkages between democracy and education.

Essential Questions:
  • What are the interconnections between democracy & education?
  • How can we cultivate health democratic and educational systems in our communities?

The Democracy & Education Group Study

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