Discussing Democracy in the Area of Education

Rosa Nidia Buenfil Burgos

Abstract


Democracy as a political value is highly prized in many spheres of social life, one of which iseducation. This critical essay, which hinges on historical, philosophical and discursive axes, addressesthe relationship between democracy and education, problematizing and deconstructing the twoconcepts, particularly the former. The signifier of democracy is always present, even in differingideological discourses, depending on by whom, where and with what purpose it is expressed.However, these meanings are all commonly structured as a beginning of salvation and a horizon ofwell-being for the community.

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