Egglezou, F. (2014). Argumentative literacy and rhetorical citizenship. The case of Genetically Modified Food in the institutional setting of a Greek primary school. In Chr. Kock & L. Villadsen (eds.) Contemporary Rhetorical Citizenship (pp. 183-204). Amsterdam: Leiden University Press.


Ever since antiquity, rhetoric, as bipolar thinking and arguing upon every issue, has been interwoven with the instillation of virtues such as reflection, reasoning, awareness of the civil identity and of the sense of common good. In our era, characterized by rapid social and economic changes at both the polis and the cosmopolis levels, such an effort becomes essential for the formation of a more reasonable and humanistic social reality. Therefore, teaching rhetorical argumentation, even in the earliest stages of education, becomes one of the most powerful tools for the attainment of such a goal through the development of multi-level literacies and the concomitant construction of individual and social identities.

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