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ERIC Number: EJ830512
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 40
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 65
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Organized Agents: Canadian Teacher Unions as Alternative Sites for Social Justice Activism
Rottmann, Cindy
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n4 p975-1014 2008
Historically teachers' federations have been some of the major organizational sites for social justice leadership in K-12 public education. Despite this history of activism, social justice teacher unionism remains a relatively underdeveloped concept. This article merges four philosophical conceptions of social justice in education: liberal recognition, critical recognition, liberal distribution, and critical distribution, with an analysis of equity-based initiatives articulated on the Web sites of 20 Canadian teachers' organizations. The resulting framework can be used by teacher union researchers interested in generating a broader conception of social justice unionism, and teacher unionists interested in investigating their organizational practices through a social justice lens. (Contains 8 tables and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada