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Anti-democratic scenarios

Learners to consider how a teacher can respond to an anti-democratic scenario

Think about the following scenario. A child in your class is from an immigrant family. When requested to read aloud, they struggle with the language. The other pupils start laughing at them and asking, “Why don’t you go to your home? Surely you can speak there”.

Think about this scenario, and answer the following questions: as a teacher,

  • What would you do?
  • How could you balance out your caring, democratic, and educational responsibilities?
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Promoting Democracy in the Classroom: A Practical Guide for Teachers

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