Distancing democracy. Organising on-line teacher training to promote community values
2006 (English)In: UCFV Research Review, ISSN 1715-9849, Vol. 1, no 1, 1-10 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
This article is concerned with conceptions of democracy among teacher trainees attending a distance-based on-line teacher training programme through the use of ICT. Analyses of interviews with teacher trainees provide an understanding of the teacher trainees' conceptions of democracy. The analysis is informed by a framework for understanding democracy based on Held (1966), and points toward a view in which the teacher trainees are focusing foremost on individual aspects of democracy, and not as much on social or collective conceptions reflecting community values. Thus a possible conclusion could be that distance-based on-line teacher training is highly individualised, to the point of conceiving values connected to a social dimension as an individual enterprise.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. Vol. 1, no 1, 1-10 p.
case study, community values, distance education, European citizenship, hermeneutical approach, individualised conceptions of democracy, learning community, on-line teacher training in Sweden
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-4797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-4797DiVA: diva2:144038