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Author Hess, Diana E.

Title Controversy in the classroom : the democratic power of discussion / Diana E. Hess
Published New York : Routledge, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 197 pages) : illustrations
Series The critical social thought series
Critical social thought.
Contents Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Series Editor Introduction; Acknowledgments; Introduction; I The Case for Controversial Political Issues; 1 Why Democracy Demands Controversy; 2 Rationales for Controversial Issues Discussions in Schools; 3 Defining Controversial Political Issues; II Inside Classrooms; 4 Skillful Teaching of Controversial Issues Discussions; 5 Diversity in Our Midst: Ideological Diversity in Classrooms and Its Impact on Controversial Issues Discussion; 6 To Disclose or Not to Disclose: A Controversial Choice for Teachers; III Controversy in the Curriculum
Summary Through rich empirical research from real classrooms throughout the nation, Controversy in the Classroom demonstrates why schools have the potential to be particularly powerful sites for democratic education
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 185-191) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Academic freedom -- United States.
Democracy and education -- United States.
Education -- Curricula -- Political aspects -- United States
Academic freedom.
Akademisk frihet.
Democracy and education.
EDUCATION -- Finance.
United States.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0203878884