Democratic Discord in Schools: Cases and Commentaries in Educational Ethics [Book Talk]


Friday, April 12, 2019, 12:00pm to 1:30pm


Gutman 303
Editors: Meira Levinson & Jacob Fay

Teaching in a democracy is challenging and filled with dilemmas that have no easy answers. For example, how do educators meet their responsibilities of teaching civic norms anddispositions while remaining nonpartisan? Democratic Discord in Schools features eight normative cases of complex dilemmas drawn from real events designed to help educators practice the type of collaborative problem solving and civil discourse needed to meet these challenges of democratic education. Each of the cases also features a set of six commentaries written by a diverse array of scholars, educators, policy makers, students, and activists with a range of political views to spark reflection and conversation.