How to Talk about Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation / Edition 1 by Robert J. Nash, Arthur W. Chickering, DeMethra LaSha Bradley | | 9780787994365 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
How to Talk about Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation / Edition 1

How to Talk about Hot Topics on Campus: From Polarization to Moral Conversation / Edition 1

by Robert J. Nash, Arthur W. Chickering, DeMethra LaSha Bradley
     
 

ISBN-10: 0787994367

ISBN-13: 9780787994365

Pub. Date: 02/28/2008

Publisher: Wiley

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus fills a gap in the literature by providing a resource that shows how to construct and carry out difficult conversations from various vantage points in the academy. It offers a theory-to-practice model of conversation for the entire college campus that will enable all constituencies to

Overview

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus fills a gap in the literature by providing a resource that shows how to construct and carry out difficult conversations from various vantage points in the academy. It offers a theory-to-practice model of conversation for the entire college campus that will enable all constituencies to engage in productive and civil dialogue on the most difficult and controversial social, religious, political, and cultural topics.

How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus covers teaching highly controversial, potentially provocative subject matter as well as creating an institutional culture that welcomes and nourishes difficult conversations throughout campus life. The book speaks to faculty, student affairs staff, administrators, and students in all campus venues.

Based on their experiences both in and out of classroom settings, Robert J. Nash, DeMethra LaSha Bradley, and Arthur W. Chickering outline a proven process they call moral conversation. Using concrete frameworks, ground rules, and examples, the authors clearly demonstrate how to put moral conversation into action. They map out how to justify, compose, launch, and facilitate respectful and engaging conversations about even the most controversial topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787994365
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.28(w) x 9.11(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Authors.

Part I: Laying the Theoretical Groundwork for Moral Conversation.

1. Igniting the Fire of Moral Conversation.

2. Promoting a Spirit of Pluralism on College Campuses.

Part II: Practicing the Moral Conversation.

3. A Faculty Member’s View on Moral Conversation from the Classroom (Robert J. Nash).

4. An Administrator’s View on Moral Conversation from the Division of Student Affairs (DeMethra LaSha Bradley).

5. A Senior Administrator’s Systemic View on Facilitating Moral Conversations Across Campus (Arthur W. Chickering).

Part III: Final Words on Moral Conversation.

6. Opportunities, Risks, and Caveats for Moral Conversation.

Appendix A: A Step-by-Step How-To Guide for Facilitators and Participants When Doing Moral Conversation (Robert J. Nash and Alissa B. Strong).

Appendix B: Additional Text References and Internet Resources.

Appendix C: Western Stereotypes About Islam from Both the Left and the Right (Robert J. Nash).

Appendix D: AWhole-Campus Teaching and Learning Rationale for Moral Conversation: Inspired by the 2004 NASPA Report Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience (Robert J. Nash).

Appendix E: Naturalistic and Narrativistic Paradigms in Academia: Implications for Moral Conversation (Robert J. Nash).

References.

Index.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >