Estudios de Filosofía
versão impressa ISSN 0121-3628
HOYOS, Luis Eduardo. Education and Democracy. Estud.filos [online]. 2010, n.42, pp. 43-58. ISSN 0121-3628.
Abstract: In the paper it is presented a conceptual defense of a liberal and democratic conception of education. Since the main function of individuals education consists in his socialization and the existence of educated individuals is the minimal guarantee for a social creative and enriched process, then the development of democracy is internally bounded with the development of education in general and of civic education in particular. Therefore the politician, in a democratic system, should be a pedagogue. The reflection, principally conceptual, ends with the presentation of an example of the recent political history of Colombia.
Palavras-chave : Education; democracy; self; normativity; citizenship; Álvaro Uribe.