How do democratic principles apply to the teaching profession? Through CCLET’s interactive workshops, teachers and teacher candidates are encouraged to examine conflicts and controversies for which there can be no perfect solutions – and to actively seek out views that differ from their own.
How do we address divergent views on issues such as abortion, capital punishment, LGBTQ rights, creationism and evolution? How far should we extend religious freedom? Can we talk about the conflict between free speech and hate speech? Do we discuss these issues in class or do we avoid them? If we avoid them, what message do we send to our students? If we open the debate, what risks do we take?
To learn more about CCLET’s professional development workshops for teachers and teacher candidates, download a copy of CCLET’s Professional Development Program Flyer.