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Critical Thinking in Education
This paper looks at the role of critical thinking in education, focusing on the positions of Deborah Tannen and Gerald Graff.
# 123411 | 2,500 words | 17 sources | MLA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Education (Education Psychology) , Education (Theory) , Sociology (General) , Philosophy (General)

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In this article, the writer uses Gerald Graff's "Two Cheers for the Argument Culture" to assess his critique of Deborah Tannen's views of the argument culture. Tannen's views of the argument culture are summarized as are Graff's, along with a discussion of the areas in which the two agree.

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"Deborah Tannen's chief criticism against argument in public debate is that it does not lead to answers or progress merely contention and a combat-like mentality between those with different views. Another of Tannen's chief criticisms of public argument is that it requires equal time given to the other side to be objective something that implies there are always two valid sides in an argument. Graff maintains Tannen views argument as creating a need to make others wrong something ..."

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