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ERIC Number: EJ795241
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 13
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0737-5328
We Change the World by Doing Nothing
Soo Hoo, Suzanne
Teacher Education Quarterly, v31 n1 p199-211 Win 2004
The focus of this essay is on what the author refers to as "bystander apathy." "Bystanderism" is the response of people who observe something that demands intervention on their part, but they choose not to get involved. The author writes this piece to shed light on this issue for others, as well as for her own self-reflection--to understand more deeply why some people act against abuses of power and others do not; why sometimes she acts and sometimes she does not. What are the forces, both internal and external, that work to keep people from speaking against and standing up to injustice? In the end, the ultimate question that everybody have to face is: If people do nothing, will they have changed the world?
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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