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Exploring Political Tolerance with Adolescents.

Avery, Patricia G. et al.

A professor of education and a professor of political science teamed up to create a four-week class that taught students to respect the rights of groups that they dislike or disagree with. Their course was an experiment in connecting the abstract democratic ideals of our country with everyday political situations where they can be applied. This monograph explains how the course was developed and tested in both rural and urban junior high civics classes in Minnesota. The authors found that their course helped students understand the consequences of intolerance and increased their willingness to extend rights to disliked groups. It is possible to teach political tolerance.

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CURA 93-2. Center for Urban and Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota.
Supported by the Center for Applied Research and Educational Improvement (CAREI) and the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA), University of Minnesota.
34 pp.
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