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ERIC Number: EJ816298
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 75
ISSN: ISSN-1354-0602
Nailing Jello to the Wall: Articulating Conceptualizations of Social Justice
Sandretto, Susan; Ballard, Keith; Burke, Pam; Kane, Ruth; Lang, Catherine; Schon, Pamela; Whyte, Barbara
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v13 n3 p307-322 Jun 2007
This article presents conceptualizations of social justice expressed by a group of teacher educators in New Zealand and seeks to reinforce the importance of placing social justice on the agenda of teacher education. It is presented in the form of a reader's theater script designed to elicit discussion and encourage others to reflect critically on their own conceptualizations of social justice. The script is a product of doctoral thesis research, influenced by poststructural theory, which used individual interviews and group discussions to examine participant conceptualizations of social justice in teacher education contexts. The presentation of the reader's theater script is followed by discussion of the range of discourses that the participants drew upon in their accounts of social justice and consideration of some of the effects of a discourse of responsibility. We invite educators to conduct multiple readings of the script or produce their own scripts with their colleagues and students as a means to trouble the often taken-for-granted underpinnings of conceptualizations of social justice in teacher education contexts. (Contains 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand