American Journal of Educational Research
ISSN (Print): 2327-6126 ISSN (Online): 2327-6150 Website: Editor-in-chief: Ratko Pavlović
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Special Issue "Democracy and Education"

A special issue of American Journal of Educational Research (ISSN 2327-6150).

Special Issue Editors

Chief Guest Editor

Ana Pedro
Department of Education and Psychology, University of Aveiro, Portugal

Special Issue Information

This special issue contains articles with original research - theoretical studies and empirical analyses - expressing a variety of methods and are theoretically informed and relevant to an international audience. This special issue is in line with the current trend of international political educational thinking and brings together the latest texts calling for greater political democratization in school and society.

The theme chosen – Democracy and education - is quite current and pertinent and it is subject of reflection and analysis at this specific historical and political moment especially in a time when democracy is under threat.

With the contributions of the different authors, the main objective of this special issue is to contribute to a reflection on the potential of education in its articulation with politics, citizenship and democracy. Aims to be an opportunity for debate on political, social, economic, c ultural, historical, and curricular aspects of education for democracy.

Specific objectives of this special issue are:
To argue about the ethical importance of a democratic political education in schools in the face of the threats that are today directed to democracy;
To critically analyse the political dimension of human rights and education as a fundamental human right to preserve;
To reflect on the practices of youth democracy in our schools;
To critically analyse on the reproduction of social and school inequalities in a society that claims to be democratic.

This special issue is addressed to an international audience of academics, researchers, students, educators, teachers, politicians and educational professionals.

Special Issue Topics

About the issue

In addition, the main topics for the special issue are:

  1. Challenges of an Education for Political Democracy in Volatile Times
  2. Democracy and ethics: critical analysis of the dialogical proposals
  3. Democracy, Human Rights and the Complexity of the Human
  4. Education, Democracy and Sociology: revisiting classics
  5. Democracy and Teacher Training
  6. The Democratization of School Success
  7. The role of mock elections in the political education of young people
  8. Gypsies and citizenship in Portugal: contribution to reflect on the process of reproduction of social and school inequalities
  9. Citizenship Education and Democratic Participation: im/possibilities of articulation between Civil Society Organizations and Schools

Import Dates & Submit

Important dates

Submission Deadline: January 2023
Notification of Acceptance: February 2023
Final Version Due: March 2023
Special Issue Publishing Date: April 2023

Submit your article now

Manuscripts should be submitted as an attached file to an e-mail directed to the Chief Guest Editor, Ana Pedro at the address: <>