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Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism

Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism (Paperback)

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Teaching for Dissent looks at the implications of new forms of dissent for educational practice. The reappearance of dissent in political meetings and street protests opens new possibilities for improved democratic life and citizen participation. This book argues that this possibility will not be fulfilled if schools do not cultivate the skills necessary for our citizens to engage in political dissent. The authors look at how practices in schools, such as the testing regime and the 'hidden curriculum', suppress students' ability to voice ideas that stand in opposition to the status quo. Teaching for Dissent calls for a realignment of the curriculum and the practices of schooling with a guiding vision of democratic participation.

EducationEducation TheoryEducational strategies & policyHistory & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical activism Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2013 ISBN-13: 9781612052298  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Sarah M. Stitzlein teaches in the Education and Women's Studies departments at the University of New Hampshire. Her book Breaking Bad Habits of Race and Gender: Transforming Identity in Schools (2008) won the American Educational Studies Association Critics Choice Award.

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