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ERIC Number: EJ820394
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Exploring Multiple Meanings and Pursuits of Social Justice: A Reflection on Modern, Interpretive, and Postmodern Possibilities
Johnson, Bob L., Jr.
Teacher Development, v12 n4 p301-318 Nov 2008
With the hope of facilitating discussions of social justice among educators, the intent of this essay is to sensitize readers to the multiple meanings of social justice at play within the educational community by comparing and contrasting its use across modernist, interpretive and postmodern perspectives. Much confusion exists among educators as to what these theoretical perspectives are and the implications they have for social justice. It is argued that one's questions about social justice are informed by one's epistemological commitments and theoretical preferences "and" that these preferences lead to differing foci and concerns about social justice. It is also argued that educational leaders who recognize and make use of multiple perspectives to make sense of discussions of social justice are in a better position to reflectively engage in productive discussions of the concept than those who do not. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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