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Learning how to hope : reviving democracy through our schools and civil society / Sarah M. Stitzlein.

Author/creator Stitzlein, Sarah Marie, 1979- author.
Format Book and Print
Publication Info New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Descriptionviii, 171 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Hope in America? -- Looking back to move forward -- Hope as Habits -- Hope and democracy -- Teaching hope, not grit -- Learning how to hope.
Abstract Democracy is struggling in America. Citizens increasingly feel cynical about an intractable political system, while hyper-partisanship has dramatically shrank common ground and intensified the extremes. Out of this deepening sense of political despair, philosopher of education Sarah M. Stitzlein seeks to revive democracy by teaching citizens how to hope. Offering an informed call to citizen engagement, Stitzlein directly addresses presidential campaigns, including how to select candidates who support citizens in enacting and sustaining hope. Drawing on examples from American history and pragmatist philosophy, this book explains how hope can be cultivated in schools and sustained through action in our communities -- it describes what hope is, why it matters to democracy, and how to teach it."-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references (pages 139-161) and index.

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