ERIC Number: EJ729659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Mar
Reference Count: 5
Young Children and Social Justice
Williams, Karen Cachevki; Cooney, Margaret H.
Young Children, v61 n2 p75-82 Mar 2006
In classrooms for young children, educators can strive to create a climate in which every child can question and learn, a place where everyone's story--their background and experiences--is respected. This article presents a rationale and a framework for teaching children about social justice. While the social justice learning activities in this article are developmentally appropriate for children, the authors express their hope to stimulate conversation among teachers, administrators, families, and other colleagues about their relationship to children's overall education.
Descriptors: Young Children, Justice, Social Values, Early Childhood Education, Classroom Environment, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Awareness, Developmental Stages, Civil Rights, Multicultural Education
National Association for the Education of Young Children, 1509 16th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-232-8777; Fax: 202-234-6415; Web site: http://www.journal.naeyc.org; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Social Justice; Equal Access