Harvard Book Store and the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics welcome education professors Meira Levinson and Jacob Fay for a discussion of their new book, Democratic Discord in Schools: Cases and Commentaries in Educational Ethics.
About Democratic Discord in Schools
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 and dispositions 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.
Drawing on research and methods developed in the Justice in Schools project at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), Democratic Discord in Schools provides the tools that allow educators and others to practice the deliberative skills they need in order to find reasonable solutions to common ethical dilemmas in politically fraught times.
The “Ethics in Your World” series, presented with Harvard Book Store, features leading thinkers taking on tough problems that matter to us all.