ERIC Number: EJ538366
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Negotiating Dissonance and Safety for the Common Good: Social Education in the Elementary Classroom.
Houser, Neil O.
Theory and Research in Social Education, v24 n3 p294-312 Sum 1996
Examines the inherent dichotomy between the competing needs of maintaining emotional safety and exploring sensitive issues in social studies classrooms. Argues that an effectively safe classroom can serve as a necessary backdrop for addressing controversial issues even in the earliest of grades. Maintains that most teachers simply ignore these issues. (MJP)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Development, Cognitive Dissonance, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Educational Environment, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Education, Emotional Experience, Higher Education, Role of Education, Security (Psychology), Social Development, Social Problems, Social Studies, Socialization, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Teachers; Practitioners
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