Thinking about the public speaking classroom as public space provides a generative metaphor as long as critiques of public space, particularly feminist critiques, and critical pedagogy theory are considered. These critiques recognize the importance of encouraging students to engage with the public world in such a way that they see their own paper to effect change. Risk-taking and confronting issues of racism and sexism are integral to this process.
LaWare, Margaret R.
"Taking Risks and Embracing Difference,"
Basic Communication Course Annual: Vol. 16
, Article 16.
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