The Canadian Philosophy of Education Society organizes the symposium "The Ethics of Democratic Discourse and Educational Justice" on Thursday 8 April March 10-11.15 AM (PST).
One key virtue proffered by defenders of democracy is its inclusive nature. However, the nature and value of democratic inclusion is far less than clear when we focus on what such inclusive requirements actually mean in the context of educational policy, practice, and education for citizenship/moral education. For example, growing political polarization has led to a call for greater ‘viewpoint diversity’ in schools and universities. But is this a fundamentally, moral, political, or epistemic requirement? Consider also that many scholars have defended the educational value and importance of teaching ‘controversial issues’ as a means of fostering greater tolerance among future citizens. But the very decision to treat certain issues as ‘controversial’ and not others now invites the charge of partisanship and a lack of inclusivity. Therefore, how might moral and epistemic arguments for deliberative inclusion inform how educators should approach this, and related questions of educational justice?
Speakers: Dr. Anniina Leiviskä (University of Helsinki), Dr. Quentin Wheeler-Bell (Indiana University) and Dr. Darron Kelly (Memorial University)
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Meeting ID: 679 5224 1679