ERIC Number: EJ917623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Reference Count: 3
Social Justice as a Pedagogy of Edge
Sonu, Debbie J.
Teacher Education and Practice, v23 n4 p459-461 Fall 2010
In this article, the author discusses social justice as a "pedagogy of edge." She argues that educators hold the privilege to begin reframing the dialogue on social justice as a relation of all subjects and to dredge from within the meanings drawn and practices made in honor of justice. This may require a shift away from social justice as a centrality to a focus on its peripheries. To reframe social justice as a study of edges regards "just practices" as being emergent from irony and circumstance, as an intimate gesture as one is thrown into the flux of "it feels right to me," whereby any simple solution or vision must then be met with a leer of skepticism.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Figurative Language, Teacher Responsibility, Attitude Change, Reflective Teaching
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Secondary Education
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