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ERIC Number: EJ1114412
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Oct
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2014-3591
A Framework for Social Justice in Education
Cazden, Courtney B.
International Journal of Educational Psychology, v1 n3 p178-198 Oct 2012
Political philosopher Nancy Fraser has developed a theory of social justice with three dimensions: Redistribution (economic), recognition (cultural), and representation (political). This article first presents Fraser's theory. Then I describe in her terms the successes and challenges encountered in four primary schools in Australia that were trying to provide educational equity for all students, especially their Indigenous students. That evidence suggests that the dimensions of redistribution and recognition are both essential for "closing the gap" in academic achievement, and that representation is important for school and community relationships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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