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ERIC Number: EJ871285
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1099-3681
Promoting Civil Discourse on Campus
Bornstein, Rita
Presidency, v13 n1 p26-28, 30 Win 2010
During the past several decades, off campus and on, much of the discourse on controversial issues has been personal, vicious, and divisive. On the national scene, politics has become permeated with incivility. It now appears that Americans have been naive about their ability and willingness to engage in civil discourse and compromise. How can campus leaders teach and encourage students to engage in civil communication on controversial issues? In this article, the author shares her thoughts on the importance of critical inquiry and intellectual challenge, to both the academic community and society as a whole. She describes the role of presidents in promoting civil discourse on campus.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A