Democracy has a significant place in education as known and there are two approaches towards the way of involving democracy in education; democracy education and democratic education. The general aim of this study is to analyze the views of pre-service teachers in the faculty of education towards democracy and also their awareness regarding the difference between "democracy education" and "democratic education" as well as the real content of these two concepts. Through the study, 100 pre-service teachers from Cukurova University were asked open-ended questions in written format. For data analysis, content analysis was used. According to the answers, it was revealed that the pre-service teachers were aware of the democracy and its requirements in education and knew the distinction between two ways of inclusion. (C) 2015 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.