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In a conservative educational climate that is dominated by policies like No Child Left Behind, one of the most serious effects has been for educators to worry about the politics of what they are teaching and how they are teaching it. As a result, many dedicated teachers choose to avoid controversial issues altogether in preference for "safe" knowledge and "safe" teaching practices. Diana Hess interrupts this dangerous trend by providing readers a spirited and detailed argument for why curricula and teaching based on controversial issues are truly crucial at this time.
Diana E. Hess is an Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Table of Contents
|Series Editor Introduction|
|The Case for Controversial Political Issues|
|Why Democracy Demands Controversy||p. 11|
|Rationales for Controversial Issues Discussions in Schools||p. 27|
|Defining Controversial Political Issues||p. 37|
|Skillful Teaching of Controversial Issues Discussions||p. 53|
|Diversity in Our Midst: Ideological Diversity in Classrooms and Its Impact on Controversial Issues Discussion||p. 77|
|To Disclose or Not to Disclose: A Controversial Choice for Teachers Co-authored with Paula McAvoy||p. 97|
|Controversy in the Curriculum|
|Teaching in the Tip: Controversies About What Is Legitimately Controversial||p. 113|
|September 11: "The Ultimate Teachable Moment": How Supplementary Materials and Textbooks Deal with Controversy in the Classroom||p. 131|
|Creating More Controversy in Classrooms||p. 161|
|Methodological Overview of Study Used in Chapters 5 and 6||p. 175|
|Views about Issues Discussions||p. 179|
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