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Books

Creative Controversy: Intellectual Challenge in the Classroom (3rd edition) David W. Johnson and Roger T. Johnson Edina, MN: Interaction Book Company: 1995

Web Links

Cooperative Learning Center: Academic Controversy
http://www.cooplearn.org/pages/academic.html
Visit the Academic Controversy section of the Cooperative Learning Center at the University of Minnesota’s Web site.

Dominion Institute
http://www.schoolnet.ca/
The Web site of the Dominion Institute in Toronto, Ontario contains lesson plans for Academic Controversies around issues regarding Canadian history and identity. Each lesson is structured around essays representing opposing points of view.

Educational Resources Information Center: Academic Controversy

http://www.ed.gov/databases/ERIC_Digests/ed409828.html

This article presents the case for incorporating academic controversy and intellectual conflict into instruction in order to foster the development of problem-solving and decision-making skills.

Global Connections
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/globalconnections/
This site helps teachers and students learn more about events around the world through an imaginative interplay of lesson plans, timelines, maps and challenge questions. Current focus spots include the Middle East and Liberia.

Peaceful Solutions: Academic Controversy
http://www.wnet.org/peaceful/stratf.html
Thirteen/WNET New York’s Peaceful Solutions presents middle and high school educators with techniques to prevent violence and resolve conflict among students. The site contains information on Academic Controversy.

Organizations

Cooperative Learning Center: Academic Controversy

David Johnson and Roger Johnson, Co-Directors
60 Peik Hall
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 624-7031
Fax: (612) 626-1395
coop@cooplearn.org
http://www.clcrc.com/pages/academic.html

Creative Response to Conflict (CRC)
Priscilla Prutzman, Director
521 North Broadway/Box 271
Nyack, NY 10960
Phone: (845) 353-1796
Fax: (845) 358-4924
ccrcnyack@aol.com
http://www.ccrcglobal.org

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR National)

Larry Dierenger, Director
23 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone: (617) 492-1764
educators@esrnational.org
http://www.esrnational.org

Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR Metro)
Tom Roderick, Director
400 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 870-3318
staff@esrmetro.org
http://www.esrmetro.org

International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (ICCCR)
Peter Coleman, Director
Teachers College, Columbia University
Box 53
New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 678-3289
Fax: (212) 678-4048
http://www.columbia.edu/tc/icccr

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