Why Do Student Development and Course Climate Matter for Student Learning?
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Yesterday in my Economics class, we were discussing an article about the cost of illegal immigration to the U.S. economy. The discussion was moving along at a brisk pace when one student, Gloria, began to intervene quite forcefully, saying the reading was biased and didn’t represent the situation accurately. Another student, Danielle, responded: “Gloria, why do you always have to bring up race? Why can’t we just discuss the figures in the articles without getting so defensive?” A third student, Kayla, who has been pretty quiet up to this point in the semester, said that, as far as she was concerned, illegal immigrants should be arrested and deported, ...