ERIC Number: EJ1047358
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
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Reference Count: 23
Deciding in Democracies: A Role for Thinking Skills?
Policy Futures in Education, v12 n2 p229-236 2014
In societies that respect our right to decide many things for ourselves, exercising that right can be a source of anxiety. We want to make the right decisions, which is difficult when we are confronted with complex issues that are usually the preserve of specialists. But is help at hand? Are thinking skills the very things that non-specialists need when faced with those difficult decisions and is this why such skills should be taught in schools? These are the questions this article examines.
Descriptors: Thinking Skills, Civil Rights, Democratic Values, Decision Making, Intellectual Freedom, Skill Development, Role of Education
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