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"Obstacles To Open Discussion and Critical Thinking: The Grinnell College Study"

Trosset, Carol
Change (Washington, DC, September/October 1998)
Topics: Discussion   |   18-22 Year Olds   |   Teaching Critical Thinking

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A Grinnell College (Iowa) study investigated whether students (n=200) felt that balanced discussion of racial/diversity issues was possible and why they did or did not want to discuss the issues. Most thought balanced discussion was impossible, feared a single viewpoint would dominate, and feared reprisal for speaking against the dominant perspective. Further findings and implications are discussed.
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