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ERIC Number: EJ914839
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
"Social Justice Needs to Be Everywhere": Imagining the Future of Anti-Oppression Education in Teacher Preparation
Kelly, Deirdre M.; Brandes, Gabriella Minnes
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v56 n4 p388-402 Win 2010
This article analyzes a social-justice teacher education project in a larger teacher education program in Western Canada. This program-within-a-program took an anti-oppressive education approach designed to help teacher candidates to understand and challenge various forms of inequity and their interconnections. We review the social justice project first, through a descriptive analysis of our teaching, and second, through hour-long qualitative, semistructured interviews with 20 graduates of our program (all beginning teachers). Our alumni provided examples of teaching against the grain and also spoke to the challenges of implementing critical pedagogies. We conclude by providing four key recommendations and reflecting on the implications for future teacher preparation.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada