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ERIC Number: EJ804618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0013-8274
Civility: The Right Thing to Teach in Contentious Times
Nilsen, Alleen Pace
English Journal, v97 n6 p65-69 Jul 2008
Drawing attention to widespread instances of discourteous speech and hate discourse that permeate US and world culture, Alleen Pace Nilsen maintains that our imperative as educators is to teach "students the benefits of being civil to each other." She proposes some avenues for enriching students' understanding of the power of civil language.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United States