Who Put You in Charge? Democracy in a Middle School Classroom

  • Matthew McCarney Selwyn House School

Abstract

In this article three strategies are examined for their efficacy in the implementation of a democratic classroom environment. The first is modeled on ancient Athenian democracy, the second employs a Class Council, and the third uses a Class Committee. The author implemented these three strategies with a group of twenty grade seven boys in an effort to increase their engagement in the day-to-day running of their classroom. The students in question rise to the occasion and become fully com- mitted participants.

Published
2009-02-02
How to Cite
MCCARNEY, Matthew. Who Put You in Charge? Democracy in a Middle School Classroom. LEARNing Landscapes, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 77-95, feb. 2009. ISSN 1913-5688. Available at: <http://www.learninglandscapes.ca/index.php/learnland/article/view/Who-Put-You-in-Charge-Democracy-in-a-Middle-School-Classroom>. Date accessed: 18 jan. 2018.