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Collaborative Inquiry into democracy, education and society

Welcome to Democratic Dialogue

Democratic Dialogue is committed to the critical exploration of democratic ideals in education and society through a program of international collaborative research and dissemination.

We engage educators, political scientists, sociologists, philosophers, teachers, policymakers, and cultural workers (e.g., artists, curators, and critics) as well as the broader public community who are concerned with ideals, tensions, policies, and practices of education for democracy.

Democratic Dialogue reaches across disciplinary, institutional, and national boundaries through innovative research projects and methods of dissemination, community dialogues and events, and the pursuit of creative approaches to projects that engage themes of democracy, education, and society.

The Democratic Dialogue Team

Biographies of principal investigators at University of Ottawa and partner institutions.

Research Projects

Democratic Dialogue’s research focuses on an exploration of democracy, education, and society in K-12 schools, institutions of higher education, and community-based agencies and organizations. This section includes an overview, descriptions of current research, special projects, and upcoming projects.

Publications

Democratic Dialogue publications are aimed at researchers, practitioners, and the general public. They include scholarly contributions to academic journals, articles in practitioner magazines, and newspaper opinion-editorial pieces.

Events

Democratic Dialogue hosts and co-sponsors a series of events, including the Democratic Dialogue Colloquium series.