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ERIC Number: EJ917622
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0890-6459
Agency and Invention in Social Justice Teaching
Epstein, Shira Eve
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n4 p456-458 Fall 2010
The author's understanding of the process of teaching for social justice is constantly growing, yet two key steps seem lasting, crucial, and worthy of attention because of the way that they are regularly stymied in schools: First, teachers for social justice position themselves with agency; second, they arrange curriculum in a way that allows them and their students to encounter new and inventive truths. If all teachers regularly ask themselves, "How am I exercising agency?" and "How am I opening my curriculum to multiple truths?" they will begin the journey of being justice-oriented educators. This article describes this work of social justice educators and then suggests how teacher educators might support it.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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