ERIC Number: EJ1077217
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 33
Experiencing the "Growing Edge": Transformative Teacher Education to Foster Social Justice Perspectives
Baily, Supriya; Stribling, Stacia M.; McGowan, Chandra L.
Journal of Transformative Education, v12 n3 p248-265 Jul 2014
This article explores how teachers' perceptions of social justice issues are developed through experiential learning opportunities and maps their transformations in thinking onto the three levels of responsibility identified by Berger's "growing edge." The study looked at where teachers were on the growing edge and examples of how they navigated that edge. The findings showed teachers' navigation as a cyclical process where they would return to the process of discovering and recognizing the edge once they felt they had build a firm ground and were on solid footing at their new edge.
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Teacher Education, Social Justice, Experiential Learning, Critical Thinking, Graduate Study, Program Descriptions, Social Change, Field Trips, Power Structure, Social Differences
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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