ABSTRACT

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.

chapter |16 pages

Dissent in an Era of Public Protests

BySarah M. Stitzlein

chapter |23 pages

Defining Dissent and Its Role in Healthy Democracy

BySarah M. Stitzlein

chapter |17 pages

The Right to Dissent

BySarah M. Stitzlein

chapter |22 pages

Constraints on Dissent in the Current Curriculum

BySarah M. Stitzlein

chapter |27 pages

Teacher Dissent

BySarah M. Stitzlein

chapter |20 pages

Grounding Dissent in Hope

BySarah M. Stitzlein, Carrie Nolan

chapter |22 pages

Citizenship Education for Dissent

BySarah M. Stitzlein