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Ellis, Sue; Thompson, Ian; McNicholl, Jane; Thomson, Jane – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
This article reports on two UK initial teacher education studies from two contrasting contexts: a secondary school course in Oxford, England and a primary school course in Strathclyde, Scotland. The questions of how student teachers understand the effect of poverty on pupils' educational achievement, and what they as prospective teachers can do to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Teacher Attitudes, Poverty, Educational Attainment
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Bussert-Webb, Kathy; Zhang, Zhidong – Reading Psychology, 2016
Through random sampling, we surveyed 2,568 high school students throughout Texas to determine their reading attitudes vis-à-vis individual and school background variables. Sources were the Rhody reading attitude scale and public domain campus summary data; the lenses of attitude theory and social justice informed this study. Significant…
Descriptors: Reading Attitudes, High School Students, Predictor Variables, Student Attitudes
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Artz, Lee – Communication Education, 2017
Lawrence Frey and David Palmer present a provocative call for communication education and research that is urgent and opportune in this forum's stimulus essay, "Communication Activism Pedagogy and Research: Communication Education Scholarship to Promote Social Justice." The call is urgent because the global human condition--including…
Descriptors: Activism, Social Change, Ethics, Social Justice
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Carlson, Juliana; Nguyen, Hoa; Reinardy, James – Journal of Social Work Education, 2016
The concept of social justice shapes several of the competencies and practice behaviors of the Council of Social Work Education's Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS). Furthermore, a global perspective guides the social work profession and influences its educational programs. A number of social work scholars have adopted the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Social Work, Educational Policy, Teaching Methods
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Seider, Scott – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2008
In this study, I compared the shifts in attitude of affluent high school seniors participating in a course on social justice issues to a control group of similar adolescents. In this course, participating adolescents learned about social justice issues such as homelessness, poverty, world hunger, and illegal immigration. An analysis of presurvey…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Control Groups, Equal Education, Homeless People
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Flores, Maria Assunção; Ferreira, Fernando Ilídio – Journal of Education for Teaching: International Research and Pedagogy, 2016
In recent years Portugal has experienced a severe financial and economic crisis, with implications for all sectors of society, particularly education. Salary cuts, high rates of unemployment, high taxation and worsening career progression are just some ways in which the teaching profession has been affected. Recent policy changes have also…
Descriptors: Poverty, Foreign Countries, Teacher Education, Economic Climate
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Cone, Pamela M. H. – Christian Higher Education, 2015
Throughout history, the issue of poverty has been a problem in society. In this article, examination of Hebrew and Greek words related to poverty throughout the Bible revealed descriptions of the various types and causes of poverty. Historical research uncovered writings on poverty by several early Church Fathers and influential Christian scholars…
Descriptors: Poverty, Religion, Nursing Education, Christianity
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Hamilton, Leah; Daughtry, Lindsay – SAGE Open, 2017
The growth of online higher education has presented important questions for social workers in academia. Can a human-based profession be properly taught online? In macro courses, are social work students able to gain a complex understanding of human experience, social justice, and oppression without the benefit of face-to-face debate and dialogue?…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Student Attitudes, Poverty, Social Services
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Comber, Barbara – Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 2015
Given the global escalation of gaps between rich and poor, contemporary work in critical literacy needs to overtly question the politics of poverty. How and where is poverty produced, by what means, by whom and for whom and how are educational systems stratified to provide different kinds of education to the rich and the poor? Yet rather than…
Descriptors: Critical Literacy, Social Justice, Poverty, Decision Making
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Comber, Barbara – Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 2017
This article explores the possible relationships between geography, literacy, pedagogy, and poverty. It characterizes poverty as a wicked problem, which sees economic inequality escalating in a number of neoliberal democracies. Key insights from theorists of economic inequality are summarized. The enduring nature of poverty in particular places is…
Descriptors: Geography, Literacy, Instruction, Poverty
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Curtin, Kevin A.; Schweitzer, Ashley; Tuxbury, Kristen; D'Aoust, Janelle A. – Rural Special Education Quarterly, 2016
Resilience is an important social justice concept that has important implications for educators working with exceptional youth in rural underserved communities who may suffer from the consequences associated with economic hardships. This multi-school qualitative study examined resilience among exceptional youth living in rural poverty through the…
Descriptors: Resilience (Psychology), Disadvantaged, Rural Areas, Qualitative Research
Porter, Judith R.; Summers, Mary; Toton, Suzanne; Aisenstein, Hillary – Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, 2008
We analyze a multi-campus collaboration in a Food Stamp Enrollment Campaign to demonstrate that a well-managed public benefits campaign, associated with broader advocacy-based community partnerships, can result in positive outcomes for the community that include measurable benefits for clients, data needed to make policy and administrative…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Service Learning, Welfare Services, Food
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Males, Mike A.; Brown, Elizabeth A. – Journal of Adolescent Research, 2014
The association of more crime with youthful age is widely accepted in social science. However, a literature search revealed no studies of the age-crime relationship that controlled for young ages' economic disadvantage. This research gap is addressed using the California Criminal Justice Statistics Center's arrest detail and Census poverty…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Crime, Delinquency, Age Differences
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Crumb, Loni; Haskins, Natoya; Brown, Shanita – Professional Counselor, 2019
This phenomenological study explored the experiences of 15 professional counselors who work with clients living in impoverished communities in rural America. Researchers used individual semi-structured interviews to gather data and identified four themes that represented the counselors' experiences using the Multicultural and Social Justice…
Descriptors: Poverty Areas, Social Justice, Advocacy, Mental Health
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Nouri, Ali; Karimi, Yousef – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
A phenomenological study was conducted to obtain an understanding of the meaning of educational justice for street-working children in Tehran, Iran. The data were obtained through observation and semi-structured interview from 22 children aged between 5 and 15 years old (13 male and 9 female) who were selected based on their cooperation through a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Children, Social Justice, Equal Education
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