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ERIC Number: EJ773759
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0022-8958
Citizenship for Social Justice
Wade, Rahima
Kappa Delta Pi Record, v40 n2 p64-68 Win 2004
Teachers have a significant role to play in developing citizens committed to social justice. They can best fulfill this role by guiding students to examine injustice, seek out multiple perspectives on social problems, and develop concrete strategies for improving their communities and nation. This work is best supported by the development of a socially just and empowering classroom community. Thus, education need to teach not only "about" but also "for" social justice, in their personal relationships with students as well as in society as a whole. This article defines social justice, provides a few examples of the ways teachers across the country teach for and about social justice every day, presents steps in developing lessons for social justice, and discusses strategies for teaching social justice. (Contains 14 resources.)
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Language: English
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