Search results for: Social justice
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This study investigated novice teachers’ attributions of their experiences of internship, as conveyed through a visual text. Findings indicate that novices expose critical stances in relation to activism, collegiality, and leverage, making public their unique potential to improve the educational system.
Updated: Aug. 24, 2014
In this article, the authors articulate a theory of a critical body pedagogy that can contribute to a larger justice-oriented project. The authors drew on class readings, writings, activities, class discussions, and reflective notes to explore what this critical pedagogy of the body afforded for their preservice education students—and them. The authors argue that the prevalence of body-related discourses in the students’ work, points to the necessity of a critical body pedagogy within justice-oriented teacher education. Therefore, they conclude that some teacher education programs, future and present teachers are taught to be reflexive in their understandings of race, social class, gender, religion, language, ethnicity, and sometimes sexuality as a way for them to become critically conscious of the power and discourses circulating such positionalities.
Updated: Apr. 22, 2014
This self-study describes the author's experiences as a Korean doctoral student supervising six teacher candidates over one year. The author used self-study approach to examine and improve her own understandings of supervision. The data suggest that the program and the author together were able to influence the attitudes and teaching practices of at least four out of the six participants in this study. Furthermore, the author came to better understand how her recovered identity as a Korean helped her build strong relationships with the participants. Finally, through this study the author learned how power relationships can influence knowledge construction.
Updated: Dec. 02, 2013
Losing Our Way? Challenging the Direction of Teacher Education in Australia by Reframing It Around the Socially Just School
In this discursive and wide-ranging article, the author wants to: (1) to interrogate the conditions that led to, and continue to wreak havoc as a result of, the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), and that underpin current policy approaches to teacher education in Australia and other western countries; and (2) to move in the direction of puncturing the status quo by proffering an alternative orientation to teacher education deriving from some of his own research that is informed by what he is calling the Socially Just School.
Updated: Oct. 23, 2013
In this article, the author argues for a broader understanding of globalization and its effects and point to some implications that this has for teachers and teacher educators. The author concludes with nine tasks in which critical analysis in education and teacher education must engage.
Updated: Mar. 18, 2013
In this article, the author describes his experiences as a suburban high school humanities teacher struggling to engage students with issues of social justice. The author is influenced by Freiré (1974/1998), who encourages socially conscious educators to place issues of social injustice at the center of pedagogy. However, the author works as an educator in a school primarily serving affluent white students. He finds that his students resist this multiculturally based social justice approach to humanities education. In this article, the author has described how he changed his selection of texts in response to student needs.
Updated: Oct. 16, 2012
This article describes a project which was designed to examine how teacher preparation programs address LGBTQ-related course content, attitudes toward gender identity and sexual orientation, and their ability to teach about LGBTQ lives and communities. The authors conducted an electronic assessment of all 57 Illinois teacher education programs. The authors found that their report generated a dialogue on campuses among faculty, among teacher education and other departments within the university, and among students, faculty, and administration.
Updated: Oct. 15, 2012
Set in the context of a teacher education program, this study examined how three White pre-service teachers participate in book club discussions of children’s literature. The analysis illustrates that the participants held two questions, what constitutes racism and what makes a person a White ally, without firm resolution in the form and function of their talk. Their discourses illustrate that racial literacy involves what teachers say and also a willingness to stand in the space of indeterminacy, which may create space for new social positions.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
Broadening Views of Social Justice and Teacher Leadership: Addressing LGB Issues in Teacher Education
This case study explores the immediate impact of LGB-themed instruction by examining graduate education students’ written reflections following a guest lecture on LGB-related educational issues. The participants in this study were the instructor who was a heterosexual woman, two guest speakers who were two gay men, and 18 credentialed, master’s degree education students. The results of the current study indicate that teachers are more likely to establish and implement inclusive policies and practices in their classrooms in response to LGB-themed instruction.
Updated: Jul. 09, 2012
Convening a Network within the European Conference on Educational Research: A History of the Social Justice and Intercultural Education Network
The current article highlights the challenges facing convenors of one network, who wish to include researchers from diverse backgrounds, while at the same time enhancing the academic quality of the papers presented at the European Conference on Educational Research (ECER). This paper presents a brief history of 15 years of networking with a view to discussing some of the main issues which have emerged over the years.
Updated: Mar. 14, 2012