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Kaplowitz, Donna Rich; Lee, Jasmine A.; Seyka, Sheri L. – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
The authors describe a promising approach to engaging high school students in intergroup dialogues, relying on "near peers"--in this case, local college students--to facilitate a series of classroom discussions about racial identity, differences, and opportunities to connect. Early results suggest that the approach had significant…
Descriptors: High School Students, Critical Thinking, Racial Factors, Group Discussion
Crocco, Margaret; Halvorsen, Anne-Lise; Jacobsen, Rebecca; Segall, Avner – Phi Delta Kappan, 2018
Today's youth increasingly are being expected to engage in civil deliberation in classrooms while simultaneously living in a society with a high level of political incivility. However, teaching students to argue--particularly in oral form--is enormously complex and challenging work. In this article, the authors report on a study of four high…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, High Schools, High School Students
Berkowitz, Marvin W. – Phi Delta Kappan, 1981
Recent findings in studies of moral education indicate that "plus-one" teachers, who function as discussion leaders and pitch moral arguments one stage above the majority of the class, are not necessary for students' moral growth. Teachers should be viewed as models and facilitators rather than producers of moral reasoning. (Author/WD)
Descriptors: Group Discussion, Moral Development, Moral Values, Peer Teaching