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Table 2. Focus group discussion participants

Teacher

(pseudonyms)

Gender

Age

Subject combination

Years of teaching experience

Chris

F

Undeclared

English/SS

19

Sam

F

Undeclared

Geography/SS

Undeclared

Padma

F

Undeclared

Geography/SS

>20

Gloria

F

30s

Geography/SS

11.5

Silvia

F

30s

SS/English

8

Monroe

M

30

SS/Mathematics

4.5

Esmerelda

F

27

History/SS

0.75

Clarice

F

29

English/SS

2

Ivy

F

38

Geography/SS

15

Lisa

F

34

SS/English

9

An Inspiring Quote

"[Open-mindedness] includes an active desire to listen to more sides than one; to give heed to facts from whatever source they come; to give full attention to alternative possibilities; to recognize the possibility of error even in the beliefs that are dearest to us."

~ John Dewey, How We Think

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