ERIC Number: EJ557618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching about NAFTA Using Academic Controversy.
Starr, Eileen M.
Southern Social Studies Journal, v23 n1 p11-18 Fall 1997
Examines a teaching strategy called "constructive controversy" where students are required to argue both the pro and con positions concerning a controversial current topic. Describes students' response to a class using this method to examine the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Student response was generally favorable. (MJP)
Descriptors: Business, Controversial Issues (Course Content), Course Content, Current Events, Debate, Higher Education, Instructional Effectiveness, International Trade, Persuasive Discourse, Social Studies, Student Research, Supply and Demand, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Treaties, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: North American Free Trade Agreement