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ERIC Number: ED518215
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr-9
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Claiming the Cultural Space of the Classroom: Issues of Ethics and Social Justice
Kirshner, David
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, Apr 8-12, 2011)
Issues of social justice are accorded scant space in the professional scope of most teachers. The purview of ideologues and do-gooders, social justice would seem to have little to do with practical, everyday teaching of subject matter content. This marginalization of social justice is supported by a traditionally individualist psychology that constructs learning as internal, rather than as part of a relationship to society. To the extent that cultural theory is recognized as relevant to learning, it is caught up in complex entanglements with other theories, rendering implications for social justice opaque and conflicted. The current paper untangles the learning metaphors that ground educators' interests in teaching, homing in on learning-as-enculturation, and issues of ethics and social justice attendant thereto.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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