Education, policy and democracy: contemporary challenges and possibilities [Editorial]

Riddle, Stewart ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1653-1300 and Bright, David and Heffernan, Amanda (2022) Education, policy and democracy: contemporary challenges and possibilities [Editorial]. Journal of Educational Administration and History, 54 (3). pp. 241-244. ISSN 0022-0620


Abstract

In 2020, we had planned to bring together researchers, educators and policymakers for a three-day dialogue on education and democracy to continue the conversations that were started at a similar event in 2017 (e.g. Riddle 2019; Riddle and Apple 2019; Riddle and Heffernan 2018). The event had to be cancelled due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, although we have persevered in continuing to draw out the threads of conversation in other ways (e.g. Riddle, Heffernan, and Bright 2022; Riddle 2022), including through this special issue. There can be little doubt that democracy faces significant challenges in global and local contexts. The much-heralded ‘end of history’ and the triumphant ascendance of capitalism and its version of Western liberal democracy over other forms of social, political and economic life (Fukuyama 1989) has eroded, with the democratic institutions of Westernised liberal powers unable or unwilling to address the challenges posed by climate change, a global pandemic, increasing political instability, social unrest and rapidly widening economic inequality.


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Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Date Deposited: 26 Jun 2022 23:44
Last Modified: 26 Jun 2022 23:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: education, democracy, education policy, educational leadership
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390203 Sociology of education
39 EDUCATION > 3902 Education policy, sociology and philosophy > 390202 History and philosophy of education
Socio-Economic Objectives (2020): 16 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 1602 Schools and learning environments > 160201 Equity and access to education
Identification Number or DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/00220620.2022.2083678
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/49288

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