Teaching for dissent : citizenship education and political activism
- Stitzlein, Sarah Marie, 1979-
- Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2012.
- Physical description
- vii, 243 p. ; 24 cm.
LC1091 .S75 2012
- Unknown LC1091 .S75 2012
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 219-231) and index.
- Acknowledgements Chapter 1: Dissent in an Era of Public Protests Chapter 2: Informing Today's Dissent with that of the Revolution and Progressive Eras Chapter 3: Defining Dissent and Its Role in Healthy Democracy Chapter 4: The Right to Dissent Chapter 5: Constraints on Dissent in the Current Curriculum Chapter 6: Teacher Dissent Chapter 7: Grounding Dissent in Hope Chapter 8: Citizenship Education for Dissent Appendix: Teacher Resource Page Index About the Author.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Teaching for Dissent looks at the implications of new forms of dissent for educational practice. The reappearance of dissent in political meetings and street protests opens new possibilities for improved democratic life and citizen participation. This book argues that this possibility will not be fulfilled if schools do not cultivate the skills necessary for our citizens to engage in political dissent. The authors look at how practices in schools, such as the testing regime and the 'hidden curriculum', suppress students' ability to voice ideas that stand in opposition to the status quo. Teaching for Dissent calls for a realignment of the curriculum and the practices of schooling with a guiding vision of democratic participation.
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- Publication date
- Sarah M. Stitzlein.