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ERIC Number: EJ888302
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1066-2847
Toward a More Civil Discourse
Shuster, Kate
Teaching Tolerance, n37 p16-17 Spr 2010
There is a pressing need to change the tenor of public debate from shouts and slurs to something more reasoned and effective. But it is difficult for teachers already burdened with standardized tests and administrative duties to find the time to craft lessons to teach civil discourse in their classrooms. To support teachers working to change the terms of their national debate, "Teaching Tolerance" offers a new curriculum entitled "Civil Discourse in the Classroom and Beyond." This new curriculum offers step-by-step lessons for engaging in effective argument on divisive issues. It will introduce educators to basic tools for teaching civil discourse. It is not subject-specific and it is based on lessons tested in diverse classrooms across the United States and proven effective with a wide range of students and topics.
Southern Poverty Law Center. 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104. Tel: 334-956-8200; Fax: 334-956-8484; Web site: http://www.tolerance.org/teach/magazine/index.jsp
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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