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ERIC Number: EJ820398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1366-4530
Unifying Messy Communities: Learning Social Justice in Educational Leadership Classrooms
Rusch, Edith A.; Horsford, Sonya Douglass
Teacher Development, v12 n4 p353-367 Nov 2008
Learning about social justice is far different from engaging in the emotion-laden work of learning social justice. Frequently, instructors of aspiring educational leaders find that when social justice content is introduced, the adult classroom becomes a messy community, filled with untidy and unexamined viewpoints, multiple stereotypes, and carefully crafted biases. Transforming perspectives about critical social justice issues seems an insurmountable task. This article draws on the work of Mary Parker Follett, particularly her "principles of unifying," to examine instructional practices that foster a self that can weave itself in and out of raced, gendered, and classed relationships, and in turn, gain competence to unify school communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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