L’autorité éducative à l’épreuve de la démocratisation de la vie scolaire


The Education Authority to the Test of the Democratization of School Life

School is an educational institution designed to socialize future citizens that are Students, to adapt them to the Society to which they belong. But we cannot adapt without forcing. This means that all education, including School, needs authority that compels. As all authority is similar to constraint, the question we need to ask ourselves is how to educate in school in a democratic society? In other words, how can school combine constraint with the school’s goal of making learners free? The democratic educational authority in school is the only one that can enable future citizens to live in a democratic society.

Keywords: authority, democracy, education, pedagogical relationship, freedom, school

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