Relational Democracy

Haines Lyon, Charlotte (2016) Relational Democracy. In: BERA Conference 2016, 12-15th September, University of Leeds. (Unpublished)

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This paper was presented as part of the BERA 2016 symposium: Education, social theory and social justice: the challenge of theorising alternatives futures.

In this paper by way of context, I argue that Dewey's definition of the “best and wisest parent” is being increasingly instrumentalised. As a counter to this instrumentalisation I argue for the need for a more relational school, drawing upon John Macmurray's work. However, I explore my concerns regarding emphasis on common values and harmonious relationships and bring Jacques Rancière's work together with Macmurray's to emphasise the need for dissensus within a relational democracy.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Status: Unpublished
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Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
School/Department: School of Education
URI: http://ray.yorksj.ac.uk/id/eprint/1738

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