Doing Democracy

Global Doing Democracy Research Project

David Zyngier
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David Zyngier
Faculty of Education Monash University
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Research Interests

Social Justice
Teacher Beliefs
Critical Pedagogy
Transformative Pedagogy
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Teacher Beliefs about children & families from Cultural, Linguistic and Economic Diverse backgrounds

Beliefs about Democracy in Education Faculty; Education Students; Principals and Teachers.
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Global Citizenship and Democracy

One of our researchers Janicke Heldal Stray recently appeared on Norwegian television presenting her work about Democracy and Learning. You can view it online here…


Posted on February 24, 2013 at 9:00am

The great curriculum debate: how should we teach civics?

The great curriculum debate: how should we teach civics?

How much do students know about politics? Or perhaps a better question is: how much do they care?

Recent polling and studies have caused great consternation amongst commentators about an apparent declining interest in political debate amongst the young.…


Posted on August 31, 2012 at 1:30am

Progress of our Research April 2012

Posted on April 24, 2012 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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At 10:52pm on October 8, 2014, Keith Heggart said…

Thanks David, very much looking forward to begin part of the study. Shall we try to schedule a Skype call? In the meantime, I will explore the site and see what I can find.

At 11:03pm on August 26, 2014, Carolyn said…


Yes I would like to replicate your study.

Can you send me the details?


At 10:15am on October 20, 2013, Willibroad Dze-Ngwa said…

Dear David,

I am glad to be part of this network. I have done some work on "Introducing Peace Education in Schools" and another on "Peace and Citizenship Education in Cameroon Schools and Colleges". And now, what should do concretely to be part of your current research project. I will be glad to have any detailed information that should guide me into effective participation.

Yours sincerely.


At 9:13am on October 7, 2013, Bronwyn Elisabeth Wood said…

Hi David, I am a friend of Janicke Stray Heldal from Norway. We are doing some collaborative research comparing citizenship education and curricula in New Zealand and Norway, especially in light of the influence of the OECD (key competencies) and PISA results. I am interested to find out more about the group as it looks like it has so many overlaps with the work I am doing. Thanks for the welcome! Bronwyn

At 10:58am on March 20, 2013, Maureen Ellis said…

Dear David,

Thanks for getting in touch. The PhD viva should be done by May/June 2013, and hope to get more involved after that.

Best wishes for your work.


At 4:14pm on September 5, 2012, Andy Hostetler said…

Hi David, 

Thank you for the welcome. I used Paul Carr's work (Doing Democracy) in my dissertation and recently ordered and received a copy of "Can Educators Make a Difference?" where the project was discussed. As you say there is a clear synergy between my research and your work here so I thought I would try to join and see what connections and opportunities there are. I would be happy to skype anytime.

As I put my research together for next year I will definitely keep the global survey instrument in mind and be in touch with you about using it.

At 9:24am on September 5, 2012, Angeliki Lazaridou said…

Hi David,

How can I obtain a copy of the survey instrument you used for the research on doing democracy? You said that there is a copy already translated into Greek. I'd like to do a preliminary round with pre-service teachers and with graduate students.



At 2:51pm on August 27, 2012, Angeliki Lazaridou said…

Hello, David and thank you for the invitation to participate to your project. My husband ( a retired professor from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada) came across a review of your co-edited book "Can educators make a difference?" and ordered it. I found the information about the project as I was browsing the book.

A little info about myself. I'm co-cordinator of the graduate program of Educational Administration and Leadership at the University of Thessaly, and the coordinator of the teacher education practicum at the Department of Primary Education. I'm very interested in issues of social justice, democracy, and leadership. With co-authors Linda Lyman from Illinois State University and Jane Strachan from the University of Waikato, New Zealand have recently published a book titled: "Shaping Social Justice Leadership: Insights of Women Educators Worldwide."

I can use the survey with undergraduate and graduate students, university personnel, community leaders, teachers, administrators, board of educations staff etc.



At 4:45pm on March 24, 2011, Lea Tuulikki Kuusilehto said…
Thanks David, I will as soon as am back from Asia and back to the wheel, so to say. Talk to you soon. Lea 
At 1:43pm on March 15, 2011, H. Eylem Korkmaz said…


We had a meeting to discuss about what we should do to carry out the project. We decided that we should apply for funding from Ministery of Education and/or Turkish Academy of Science and Technology so we should prepare a proposal. that means our earliest start date will be around September or October . When we start writing our proposal, we will need the original project proposal of yours. We'll be very happy if you can send the original proposal so that we can adapt it.

Best wishes






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