ERIC Number: EJ1159335
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Classroom Discourse as Civil Discourse
Doubet, Kristina J.; Hockett, Jessica A.
Educational Leadership, v75 n3 p56-60 Nov 2017
During an age when many adults struggle to hold civil discussions about contentious issues, authors Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett argue that educators are in a prime position to teach civility. In this article, Doubet and Hockett outline three approaches for teaching students to take part in civil discourse, each approach with its own strategies--adopting roles or "lenses" for reading, viewing, and discussing; examining issues and claims from multiple perspectives; and developing support for different sides of a controversial issue.
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Teaching Methods, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Interpersonal Competence, Role, Prosocial Behavior
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