Teaching Civil Discourse

Teaching Civil Discourse

The Lisa Show - Radio Archive, Episode 55 , Segment 3

Episode: The Enduring Magic of Harry Potter, Teaching Civil Discourse to Kids, Movies This Weekend

  • Nov 30, 2018 4:00 pm
  • 20:51 mins

We live in a divided time—an America that feels particularly charged. And we’re not just divided about politics, we’re divided about everything, even whose fault it is that we’re divided! In such a toxic environment, how can we teach young people how to respectfully disagree? Dr. Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, an Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Studies at West Virginia University, joins us today to discuss seven ways to help teach kids how to engage respectfully and effectively with others when they disagree. Her research focuses on advocacy, activism, intersectionality, and social justice. You can read her original article on the topic here.

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