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ERIC Number: EJ1076593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2373-8170
Educating for Social Justice: Drawing from Catholic Social Teaching
Valadez, James R.; Mirci, Philip S.
Journal of Catholic Education, v19 n1 Article 8 Sep 2015
This article uses a duoethnographic process to develop a model for socially just education based on social justice theory and Catholic social teaching. Three major issues are addressed, including: (a) the definition of socially just education, (b) explaining a vision for establishing socially just schools, and (c) providing a practical guide for educational leaders to promote social justice ideals. The authors propose a vision for socially just education that calls for schools to instill social justice virtues into young people, much as one would instill virtues such as morality, honesty, and fairness. As Pieper (2003) declared: "the good [person] is above all the just [person]" (p.64).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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