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American and Dutch Students’ Opinions About the Discussion of Social Issues

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Using an interview, two groups of college students from the United States and the Netherlands were interviewed on their perceptions towards the discussion of social issues. Two dominant themes emerged: first, higher education serves as a catalyst for exploring culture, social issues and ideas, and second, media plays a vital role in fostering the discussion process.

Keywords: discussion; media and discussion process; social issues

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: The University of Memphis

Publication date: January 1, 2009

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