ERIC Number: EJ624215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Creating Safety To Address Controversial Issues: Strategies for the Classroom.
Valerio, Nina L.
Multicultural Education, v8 n3 p24-28 Spr 2001
Presents seven elements of a safe classroom in controversy-driven courses, where students can exchange ideas rather than emotions as they learn and discuss. The elements are: collegiality, empowerment, role modeling, preparation, shared purpose, reflection, and commitment. Explains how teachers can create and nurture safe classrooms, describing one college professor's strategies and discussing her students' responses to class culture. (SM)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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