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ERIC Number: EJ868926
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
"Would that be Social Justice?" A Conceptual Constellation of Social Justice Curriculum in Action
Johnson, Elisabeth; Oppenheim, Rachel; Suh, Younjung
New Educator, v5 n4 p293-310 2009
For new educators, the obstacles of high-stakes testing, curricular mandates, and their own inexperience and self-doubt can render teaching for justice and equity overwhelming, seemingly impossible ideals. However, as students are increasingly tied to prescriptive curricula and academic performance standards, the goals of social justice and democracy are all the more necessary. Through interviews and observations with new educators, the authors argue that, despite difficult, often restrictive teaching environments, these educators are indeed engaged in teaching socially just curricula in a variety of innovative ways. Beginning teachers' stories and their inspiring curricular enactments are at the heart of this article.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 2; Grade 5
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New York