Book Discussion with Rob Asen: Democracy, Deliberation, and Education
Rob Asen, Shaarei Shamayim member, will be discussing his new book, Democracy, Deliberation, and Education. He has conducted an in-depth study of three local school boards in Wisconsin over two years across racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic lines. His research reveals the possibilities and pitfalls of local democracy and educational policy. Rob directly addresses school boards as deliberative policymaking bodies and offers insight into participants’ varied understandings of their roles in the complex mechanism of governance.
Rob Asen is Professor of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.