Resistance and devotedness: learning democracy under pressure
If we imagine democratic education as entire school communities practising participation, to what extent can schools escape the current approach taken in the public education system? What if they encounter hostility and restrictions? Can we learn democracy through transgressions and resistance? This article tells the story of three school communities where participation and solidarity are growing under pressure. Examining democratic practices on the ground and the conflicts that arise gives us insights into what is at stake in state schools.