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ERIC Number: EJ762417
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1068-3844
Teaching for Social Justice in Multicultural Urban Schools: Conceptualization and Classroom Implication
Lalas, Jose
Multicultural Education, v14 n3 p17-21 Spr 2007
Presumably, everyone shares the understanding that teaching for social justice means providing students with a supportive learning environment that is just, fair, democratic, and even compassionate. In reality, people are probably using this term to mean many things without actually embracing it as a perspective for educating students in urban school settings. In this article, the author examines the different definitions and conceptualizations offered by a number of educator-researchers on teaching and learning for social justice and identifies the common principles that are applicable, relevant, and translatable into classroom practice. He then offers a personal perspective on how the notion of teaching for social justice can develop, evolve, and become part of an ideological and political commitment for educational advocacy and activism.
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Language: English
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