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ERIC Number: EJ817167
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
Political Beliefs and the Academic Responsibilities of Undergraduate Teaching
Frueh, Jamie; Blaney, David L.; Dunn, Kevin; Goff, Patricia; Leonard, Eric K.; Sharoni, Simona
Journal of Political Science Education, v4 n4 p447-462 Oct 2008
This forum reconstructs a roundtable discussion about the academic responsibilities of International Relations professors with respect to their undergraduate students. Specifically, participants discuss the proper pedagogical role of professors' personal political beliefs and the best ways to encourage undergraduate students to engage political ideas and issues in a way consistent with the ideals of a liberal education. Organized around a series of six questions, the authors share how they interpret their responsibilities as an authority figure whose job it is to teach students to understand, to thoughtfully consider, and to formulate opinions about issues that are explicitly politicized in mainstream social discourse.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A