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ERIC Number: ED525694
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 240
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-8077-5270-3
Is Everyone Really Equal? An Introduction to Key Concepts in Social Justice Education. Multicultural Education Series
Sensoy, Ozlem; DiAngelo, Robin
Teachers College Press
This practical handbook will introduce readers to social justice education, providing tools for developing "critical social justice literacy" and for taking action towards a more just society. Accessible to students from high school through graduate school, this book offers a collection of detailed and engaging explanations of key concepts in social justice education, including critical thinking, socialization, group identity, prejudice, discrimination, oppression, power, privilege, and White supremacy. Based on extensive experience in a range of settings in the United States and Canada, the authors address the most common stumbling blocks to understanding social justice. They provide recognizable examples, scenarios, and vignettes illustrating these concepts. This unique resource has many user-friendly features, including "definition boxes" for key terms, "stop boxes" to remind readers of previously explained ideas, "perspective check boxes" to draw attention to alternative standpoints, a glossary, and a chapter responding to the most common rebuttals encountered when leading discussions on concepts in critical social justice. There are discussion questions and extension activities at the end of each chapter, and an appendix designed to lend pedagogical support to those newer to teaching social justice education. The following chapters are included: (1) Critical Thinking and Critical Theory; (2) Socialization; (3) Prejudice and Discrimination; (4) Oppression and Power; (5) Privilege; (6) The Invisibility of Oppression; (7) Racism; (8) Racism as White Supremacy; (9) "Yeah, but . . ." Common Rebuttals; and (10) Putting It All Together. "How to Engage Constructively in Courses That Take a Critical Social Justice Approach" is appended. References, and a glossary are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States