Meta: Research in Hermeneutics, Phenomenology and Practical Philosophy (Jun 2012)

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

  • Tonyeme Bilakani

Journal volume & issue
Vol. IV, no. 1
pp. 106 – 129


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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.