ERIC Number: EJ398358
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
Leading Class Discussions of Controversial Issues.
Kelly, Thomas E.
Social Education, v53 n6 p368-70 Oct 1989
Proposes constructive ways for discussing controversial issues in the social studies classroom. Develops an educational goal and a rationale for controversial issues discussions. Explicates six strategies for addressing controversial values issues, and discusses the problem of whether the teacher should disclose their position. (SLM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Critical Thinking, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Objectives, Moral Issues, Political Issues, Questioning Techniques, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Teacher Role
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A