Dean Feuer Discusses His New Book on 'Trending in Education' Podcast

November 22, 2023

screenshot from taping of podcast via webcast, Dean Feuer on left, Mike Palmer wearing headphones on right; play button in the middle; cover of Feuer's book in top left corner, podcast logo in top right corner

Dean Michael Feuer was a guest on the Trending in Education podcast with Mike Palmer, where he answered questions about his recently released book, Can Schools Save Democracy? Watch the interview on YouTube or listen online.

Per the episode description:

In this thought-provoking episode of Trending in Education, host Mike Palmer has an insightful discussion with Michael J. Feuer about his book "Can Schools Save Democracy?"

Feuer shares his perspective on the threats to democracy today and why he believes schools need to be part of the solution through civic education focused on developing critical thinking skills. He advocates for more interdisciplinary approaches in teacher preparation programs to help educators engage students on relevant topics like climate change, technology, and the tension between individual rights and the common good. This timely conversation explores key questions like:

  • What is the purpose of education?
  • How can we bring more relevance into the classroom?
  • What role should schools play in addressing polarization and other civic challenges?
  • How can we foster productive debate and participation vs just imparting viewpoints?

Dive into this thought-provoking episode on the future of education and democracy!