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Praise for How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus
"How to Talk About Hot Topics on Campus offers solid educational strategies and some of the best practical examples I have seen on how to facilitate dialogue about the many unspoken but passionately held differences that are found on campus today. Faculty, student affairs professionals, and others engaging with students on diversity issues will find this book to be a highly useful educational resource."
Jon C. Dalton, director, Hardee Center for Leadership and Ethics on Higher Education, Florida State University, and coeditor, Journal of College and Character
"Nash, Bradley, and Chickering introduce us to a new pedagogical approach, ways of conducting 'moral conversations' that lead to greater understanding, engagement, and respect for differences, rather than divisive contestation, retreat, and anger. The authors bring substantive knowledge, years of experience in the classroom, and fresh imagination to this important task. With their help our institutions can be safer places for exploring difficult issues in a diverse democratic environment."
R. Eugene Rice, senior scholar, Association of American Colleges and Universities
"There could not be a more timely book. The authors show how we can and should use conversation as a means of bridging our many religious, racial, class, and political differences."
Alexander W. Astin, M. Cartter Professor Emeritus and founding director, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
"The authors combine considerable insight and experience to offer both a challenge and a gift for those committed to the learning, growth, and development of college students. Their challenge is the call to face what too often polarizes American higher education—issues of race, social class, and religious belief, to name a few. Their gift is an approach they call moral conversation, an encounter of interest, empathy, and respect that promises to turn differences that divide into opportunities that provide—for the deep learning of all. Administrators, faculty, and students alike will grow from its fruits."
C. Carney Strange, author, Educating by Design: Creating Campus Learning Environments That Work, and professor, Bowling Green State University