Preparing Citizen-Agents: A Review of Teaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism
Keywords:Social studies, citizenship, democracy, political activism
AbstractTeaching for Dissent: Citizenship Education and Political Activism, by Sarah M. Stitzlein, argues that all students have the right to public education that aims to prepare them for social dissent. Offering a guide to preparing students for dissent agency, Stitzlein offers teachers a rationale for why dissent matters, the history of dissent grounded in the philosophy of critical pragmatism and hope, and what preparation for dissent looks like in a public school classroom. Since dissent is truly a global phenomenon, the book has relevance for educators worldwide who believe in strengthening democratic public life for all citizens in every nation.