A dramatically shifting economic landscape presents proponents for democratic classrooms with a historic opportunity. To take advantage of this opportunity, a measure of classroom democracy is needed. The Democracy Empowerment Rubric (DER), which analyzes whole class conversations, is presented as a measure. Possibilities and risks associated with deploying such a rubric are discussed.
Mardell, Ben and Hanna, Michael
"The Democracy Empowerment Rubric: Assessing Whole Group Conversations in Early Childhood Classrooms,"
Journal of Pedagogy, Pluralism and Practice: Vol. 8
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.lesley.edu/jppp/vol8/iss1/5