ERIC Number: EJ1045861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Reference Count: 14
Toward Social Justice: Literature to Promote Multiple Perspectives
Gibson, Karen; Parks, Marguerite W.
Multicultural Education, v21 n2 p41-50 Win 2014
The purpose of this article is to investigate the struggles of teacher education students when confronted with establishing a social justice curriculum. The authors' work focuses on using multicultural literature as a starting point for the critical conversations that drive curricular changes. Introducing ideas of culturally responsive pedagogy into this environment has the potential to increase resistance and pushback; however, when multicultural literature is introduced, the authors have found that undergraduate students are better able to conceptualize concrete methods for improving the multicultural social justice approach to their classroom.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Literature, Teaching Methods, Teacher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Multicultural Education, Undergraduate Students, Curriculum Design, Reader Response, Lesson Plans, Student Attitudes
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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