By H. Shapiro

ISBN-10: 023011539X

ISBN-13: 9780230115392

ISBN-10: 134929201X

ISBN-13: 9781349292011

ISBN-10: 5420103036

ISBN-13: 9785420103036

In a time of exceptional social and fiscal trouble, this ebook represents a problem to the orthodoxy that shapes our imaginative and prescient of academic function. It argues that now, greater than ever, there's a ethical crucial for educators to imagine accountability for supporting to lead to a tradition of peace and non-violence.

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What is wrong with these people? Why can’t they see things the way I do? If I shout a little louder or provide another set of facts, surely they will come around to my way of thinking! Of course, it works that way only in my dreams when the forcefulness and cogency of my argument makes immediate converts to my truth! Anyone who has ever been married knows the exasperating futility of arguments that seem to go in circles—each partner talks at, and past, the other, desperately seeking to bring the other to their point of view.

In raising the phenomenon to awareness, what was once taken for granted becomes something to reflect on and perhaps challenge. It suggests the possibility that another world could be created. I stir the pot and add to this realization additional information I have collected. 46 trillion on upgrading their armed forces in 2009 (despite the economic downturn). Global military spending according to this report was up 45 percent from the late 1990s. S. military spending was $607 billion in 2008, rising to about $800 Gi v i ng P e ac e a C h a nc e 21 billion in 2010, and accounted for about 42 percent of global arms spending.

This is a classroom in which there is no single, right answer to any question. What is valued, instead, is the play of multiple and shared responses and views among all the participants. It is a process that facilitates and encourages the expression of diverse perspectives and vantage points. And in this setting no single voice can be allowed to dominate the conversation. This must be a place in which all voices, even the shyest and most withdrawn, are encouraged to join the flow of ideas, opinions, and shared experiences.

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