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ERIC Number: EJ1162052
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
Using Controversy as a Teaching Tool: An Interview with Diana Hess
Richardson, Joan
Phi Delta Kappan, v99 n4 p15-20 Dec 2017-Jan 2018
In a time of hyperpolarization and hyper partisanship, preparing students to deliberate about their differences becomes even more important. In this interview, Diana Hess, dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and co-author of The Political Classroom, describes the challenge of ensuring that students have access to multiple and competing viewpoints about issues of public importance. In her research with co-author Paula McAvoy, Hess said she learned that students value hearing their teachers' viewpoints as long as teachers aren't pressing those views on students but that hearing a teacher's viewpoint didn't often change a student's own opinion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin (Madison)
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