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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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Hopkins, Neil; Coster, Will – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
This article analyses the concept of political literacy (as introduced in the 1998 Crick Report) in relation to Citizenship in the English National Curriculum. It argues that political literacy has not been sufficiently emphasised or facilitated within this foundation subject and that the concept is particularly important for students at a time of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship Education, Knowledge Level, Literacy
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Hooker, Steven D. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
The purpose of this study was to determine how gay and lesbian teachers who are out or closeted form and maintain relationships with members of their school community. A total of 11 gay and lesbian public and Catholic school educators from rural, suburban, and urban schools were interviewed. Each of these educators negotiated their sexual…
Descriptors: Homosexuality, Minority Group Teachers, Catholic Schools, Public Schools
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Pontes, Ana Isabel; Henn, Matt; Griffiths, Mark D. – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
Over the past two decades, there has been a wide-ranging debate about the impact of citizenship education on young people's political engagement and participation across Britain. Using data from a survey of 1025 young people aged 18 years at the time of the 2010 General Election, we examined the impact that studying for a formal qualification in…
Descriptors: Youth, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Political Attitudes
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Muff, Aline; Bekerman, Zvi – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
This article focuses on the role of the civics teacher against the backdrop of the recent political developments in Israel, where the political elite increasingly seeks to underpin citizenship education with a national-religious ideology. As in previous work on this topic by other academics, we draw on Gramsci's work on cultural hegemony to locate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Civics, Citizenship Education, Cultural Influences
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Ghosn-Chelala, Maria – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2019
Digital citizenship is broadly viewed as the ability to participate effectively in online communities. Since information and communications technology is pivotal to societal participation and development, the role of digital citizenship is significant. Formalizations guiding learning and practice for digital citizenship foster ideals and concepts…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Citizenship, Technology Uses in Education, Information Technology
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Shimshon-Santo, Amy – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This article presents synergies between arts education, political consciousness raising, and leadership development for youth, and suggests roles for the arts in community organizing for personal and social change. Arts education is seen as a strategy to unleash creativity, affirm cultural assets, cultivate multiple literacies, critique oppressive…
Descriptors: Art Education, Consciousness Raising, Political Issues, Leadership Training
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Hager, Tamar; Peyrefitte, Magali; Davis, Carole – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
The neoliberalisation of higher education is gathering pace and momentum on a global scale, albeit with national differences. In this context, a number of challenges and conflicting politics are emerging especially in relation to pedagogical ethos of social justice. Our article analyzes the general characteristics of neoliberal policy and…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Higher Education, Social Justice, Teaching Methods
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Hager, Tamar – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
My article narrates and theorizes one educational moment of speaking 'across' the social and political margins in a peripheral college on the northern border of Israel. I recognize the academic space as what historian Louise Pratt titled a 'contact zone' where peoples geographically and historically separated meet within radically asymmetrical…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Students, Females
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Gair, Susan; Baglow, Len – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
Concepts of social justice have strong historical roots, while more contemporary notions of social justice coincide with human rights, equity, fairness and facilitation of social change with lasting impact. In higher education, evident examples of social justice include widened university access facilitating a diverse student body and graduate…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Higher Education, Civil Rights, Access to Education
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Velardo, Stefania – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
The concept of the Citizen Scholar highlights the potential for universities to act as vehicles for social change by supporting the development of active, engaged graduates who are geared to respond to current and future global challenges. This demands a radical shift in teaching towards more interactive pedagogies, which may prove difficult for…
Descriptors: Social Change, College Role, Citizenship Education, Social Responsibility
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Nasser, Ammna; Kyriazi, Tenia; Paris, Cody Morris; Ahmad, Mahine – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
This research article examines the impact of ethnic identity-based politics on education in Pakistan through in-depth interviews with young professionals from Balochistan and Punjab. The findings suggest that the Punjabi-dominated power structure results in an unequal allocation of financial resources, whereby Balochistan lacks the financial…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Professional Personnel, Power Structure, Educational Finance
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Peyrefitte, Magali – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
The article reflects on the pedagogy of a first-year sociology and criminology module that was developed around the idea of 'Researching the City' in order to introduce students to the methodological and analytical processes of doing research in social science. Part of the assessment strategy centres around a weekly online diary which enables…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Teaching Methods, Sociology, Law Enforcement
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Sanders-McDonagh, Erin; Davis, Carole – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
In this article, we focus on how neoliberal performance metrics impact on non-traditional students at a modern university in England. We argue that the introduction of 'quality assurance' measures, (such as the National Student Survey and the Teaching Excellence Framework) are driven by an ideology which purports to have student's best interests…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Teaching Methods, Educational Policy, Ethnic Groups
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Hamm, Lyle; Peck, Carla L.; Sears, Alan – Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, 2018
Canada is a country with a long history of substantial ethnocultural diversity. Questions about the reasonable accommodation of immigrant groups, the preservation of official language minority rights, and the fostering of Aboriginal rights permeate political and social discourse in Canada. Effective citizenship requires people who understand the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Ethnic Diversity, Student Attitudes, Immigrants
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