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ERIC Number: EJ1168144
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Willful Ignorance and the Death Knell of Critical Thought
Rubin, Daniel Ian
New Educator, v14 n1 p74-86 2018
Independent, critical thought has never been more important in the United States. In the Age of Trump, political officials spout falsehoods called "alternative facts" as if they were on equal footing with researchable, scientific data. At the same time, an unquestioning populace engages in acts of "willful ignorance" on a daily basis to support their unfounded beliefs. In order to create a generation of independent, cognizant, and critical citizens, this nation's students must be taught to think dialectically in the classroom. Then, and only then, will people be able to assess important issues for themselves in order to engage in a truly democratic society.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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