The education democracy not only includes equality in the education rights and education opportunities, the equality and friendship of teacher-student relationship during teaching process, the democracy of education participation and management , but also the penetration of democracy consciousness and the cultivation of democratic ability.
Mao Tsetung's ideology of education democracy is set under the concept of equal human dignity between teachers and students,in which teachers try to create a trustful and emotionally harmonious educational atmosphere so as to foster the effective realization of education goals and tasks.
This paper, starting from Deweys thought of democratic education, discusses the content of individuality and the misreading concerning individuality, suggests that democracy in education is the precondition of cultivation of students' individuality, and that individualized education is the necessary approach to the cultivation of students' individuality.
The American educator John Dewey's democratic educational thought, formulated from a totally new perspective, has far-reaching impacts on the educational democracy in the U.S. and the whole world. An in-depth study into its rich contents would be very conducive to the democratization of education and the modernization of society in China.
In addition, the process of the democratization of education has inevitably led to the explosive demands by the citizens of the different African countries for open admission to institutions of higher education.
Thoughts on the democratization of education in Europe