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Do unto others as…continued

Maybe the two scholarly studies below address: How can schools influence the habit of imagining oneself in other shoes–and rethinking ones ideas and actions based on it?

Listening to a Challenging Perspective: The Role of Interruption
by Sophie Haroutunian-Gordon
Taking up an issue explored by John Dewey, Austin Sarat, and Walter Parker, as well as many others, I continue my study of the conditions under which people choose to listen to a perspective that challenges their own beliefs.

Listening to Strangers: Classroom Discussion in Democratic Education
by Walter C. Parker
The author argues that the practice of speaking and listening to “strangers” is at the heart of democratic citizenship education and, further, that schools are fertile sites for this communicative work because they possess three key assets–problems, diversity, and strangers–alongside a fourth: curriculum and instruction.

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