JoSoTL is pleased to announce the publication of its special issue on Pedagogy of the Polarized. In this issue, the authors offer a compelling range of strategies for diagnosing, theorizing, and addressing the social forces and controversial topics that feed polarization. The essays reflect neither a consensus of belief nor a singular methodological approach; in fact, at times they challenge each other’s assumptions and conclusions.
Henry Giroux, McMaster University Chair for Scholarship in the Public Interest and Director of the McMaster Centre for Research in the Public Interest, places this issue in context. Lemuel Watson, Associate Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, Interim Vice Provost of Diversity and Inclusion, Senior Scientist at the Kinsey Institute, and Provost Professor of School of Education, emphasizes the need for this issue and highlights major themes.
We would like to thank Steve Rahko, IU Bloomington, for serving as guest editor, as well as all of the contributing authors and reviewers.