TEACHING CIVIL LIBERTIES – WHY AND HOW WE DEAL WITH CONTROVERSY IN THE CLASSROOM
It is often said that of all the systems of government, democracy especially requires a well-educated citizenry. The Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust profoundly supports this proposition.
In the past decade, this organization has developed a special approach to the teaching of civil liberties. We focus on helping teachers and students to think relevantly about the dilemmas endemic to life in a democratic society.
CCLET Professional Development workshops provide an opportunity for pre-service teachers to discuss and explore historical controversies, some of the conflicts they may have already experienced in their classrooms, as well as the kinds of controversial situations they may expect to see in the future.
To learn more about professional development, internship opportunities, and classroom resources available to teachers and teacher candidates, download CCLET’s Professional Development Brochure here: