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ERIC Number: EJ809746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1086-4822
Wait! It Takes Time to Develop Rich and Relevant Social Justice Curriculum
Landreman, Lisa; Edwards, Keith E.; Balon, Daniello Garma; Anderson, Grant
About Campus, v13 n4 p2-10 Sep-Oct 2008
After attending a session at a conference and experiencing transformative learning, educator often attempt to use those same activities to replicate that learning for others in their own educational environment. They tend to remember and rely on "that great activity" and lose sight of the complexities of why or how that learning occurred. The reality is that the magic is almost never in the exercise or the handout but, instead, is in the facilitation. Educators who aspire to teach social justice have an obligation to be aware of how well-intentioned work may actually do harm if good intentions are assumed to be all it takes to be effective. Educators must carefully consider and fully develop the professional competencies necessary to do effective social justice facilitation. This article offers a framework for consideration of these competencies from the perspective of the field of social justice education. What the authors offer is based on their collective years of experience in social justice education and facilitating learning experiences that have had a wide range of outcomes. (Contains 15 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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