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Carr, Paul R. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2022
While there have been myriad and significant changes in technology, geopolitical relations, environmental shifts and political upheaval, we are still plagued with social inequalities, injustice, warfare and xenophobia, all of which frames our context and contextual analysis. September 11 was a global event or moment because it happened in the…
Descriptors: Terrorism, Transformative Learning, Peace, Social Justice
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Cunningham, Clare; Parks, Jude; Heinemeyer, Cath; Bailey, Joseph; Castaneda, Ana – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2022
Young people currently report feelings of grief, disillusionment, and anxiety around climate change (Hickman, 2019). It is increasingly urgent for universities to provide an education which reflects their concerns and equips them as agentic citizens in an uncertain future. This paper reports on findings from a cross-disciplinary study focusing on…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Climate, Change, College Students
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Kulnieks, Andrejs – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2022
The curriculum of public systems of education should include opportunities for fostering a deeper relationship with the places in which learners live. In this paper I work through a ecopoetic inquiry lens to investigate how poetic writing can become a space for investigating ecoliteracy and ecojustice education. My research includes visiting and…
Descriptors: Environmental Education, Multiple Literacies, Gardening, Art Education
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Muscat-Inglott, Matthew – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2021
The study explores the social impacts of a relatively nascent vocational education and training (VET) sector in the European Union microstate of Malta, from a Deweyan reconstructionist philosophical position. It explores VET-social inequality complicity theory, or the idea that through a combination of employer-centered curricula and systematic…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Socioeconomic Status, Access to Education
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Smith, Kevin; 'Otunuku, Mo'ale – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
In this article, we discuss "heliaki," the use of metaphoric language in Tonga (Kaeppler, 2007), and its relationship to literacy. Viewing "heliaki" through the lens of critical literacy (Freire & Macedo, 2005), we argue that performances of "heliaki" not only represent an indigenous approach to reading and…
Descriptors: Literacy, Foreign Countries, Figurative Language, Indigenous Knowledge
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Hill, Dave; Monzó, Lilia D.; Agostinone-Wilson, Faith – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
In this essay, we provide a Marxist perspective in response to the surge of neoliberalism within the past few decades and its current assault on education at a global scale. We place particular emphasis on England and the United States. Drawing on Antonio Gramsci (1971), among other scholars, we provide a theoretical discussion of how ideology is…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Resistance (Psychology), Foreign Countries
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Malott, Curry; Ford, Derek R. – SoJo Journal: Educational Foundations and Social Justice Education, 2015
This article develops the foundations of a revolutionary Marxist social studies education, which can better equip students and workers to push toward the socialist transformation of society. We demonstrate the processes by which today's educational system developed in the transition from the era of manufacturing to the era of industry, linking the…
Descriptors: Social Studies, Political Attitudes, Social Systems, Foreign Countries