Safe Spaces for students to avoid sensitive topics

Prime minister opposes ‘safe spaces’ for student debate – UK

By Brendan O’Malley – in University World News.

The new Prime Minister, Theresa May, has criticised the use of ‘safe spaces’ for debate in universities, which are intended to ensure discussion does not cause offence to students, saying that they hold back innovation and harm the country.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160916182952807

University rejects ‘safe spaces’ and ‘trigger warnings’ – USA

By Susan Svrluga, The Washington Post – in University World News.

University of Chicago students should not expect to get ‘trigger warnings’ before professors talk about sensitive topics, or ‘safe spaces’ where they can gather with others to avoid a speaker whom they find offensive, entering students were told recently.

Check:

http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20160902090101253

Povl Tiedemann
September 2016

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