Search results for: Social justice
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Teaching for Social Justice: Exploring the Development of Student Agency through Participation in the Literacy Practices of A Mathematics Classroom
This paper investigates written descriptions provided by students as they participate in a Year 7 mathematics classroom community of practice. Student descriptions are analyzed in terms of student participation in the literacy practices of their mathematics classroom and in terms of the sense of agency that participation in these practices afforded different students. Connections are drawn between the development of student agency in the mathematics classroom and teaching for social justice.
Updated: Jul. 08, 2009
Student teachers have difficulty planning lessons that fully integrate social justice with mathematics/science content. The study was a content analysis of 26 poster presentations of mathematics or science lessons incorporating social justice issues made by student teachers at a mid-sized college in central New York State.
Updated: Apr. 01, 2009
McDonald and Zeichner (2008) argue that multicultural education often pays less attention to societal structures that perpetuate injustice, while social justice teacher education often focuses on these structures. Their commitments to teacher education both celebrate diversity and address structural inequities. Motivated by this concern and drawing on feminist and Buddhist theories, the author argues that many teacher educators would benefit from a renewed consideration of modeling the pedagogy they hope prospective teachers will employ. In this paper, she analyzes and brings together the work on critical, justice-oriented approaches to teacher education.
Updated: Mar. 09, 2009
The literature on teacher education shows that historically, teacher education programs have aimed to address diversity with add-on or piecemeal approaches, with little success (McDonald, 2005). Moreover, some authors (e.g. Lortie, 1975) have argued that “the predispositions teacher education students bring to teaching are a much more powerful socializing influence than either pre-service education or later socialization in the workplace” (Johnson, 2002, p. 154). This article investigates research and scholarship in this area.
Updated: Feb. 02, 2009
Student engagement has been identified as an important precursor to student learning. Engagement, especially in the middle years, is now at the centre of mainstream education discussion and debate. Three contesting epistemological constructions of student engagement are identified.
Updated: Jan. 26, 2009
Ukrainian internal conflict was the topic of this article. Researchers examined students' psychological process, and gender differences reflected the enhanced difference in teachers' education. Students and teachers must recognize the effects of socialization on their analysis and response to an extreme social situation.
Updated: Jun. 24, 2008
The study explores the term 'inquiry' to promote social justice in practical and theoretical knowledge for preservice teachers. It led the teachers to reflect on ideals of social justice with regard to teaching diverse learners. The inquiry process may assist teacher education programs that address ways of observing, questioning, and inventing may well be a valuable strategy in the development of social justice educators.
Updated: Jun. 18, 2008
Listening to teachers-listening to students: substantive conversations about resistance, empowerment and engagement
The article explores research regarding pedagogies of engagement that challenge traditional assumptions and understanding. Examinations of student engagements are identified through contesting and resisting voices of teachers and students. The author suggests empowerment and resistant pedagogy as tools for the attainment of social justice and academic achievement.
Updated: Mar. 06, 2008
The desirable aspect of anger in education is discussed in this article. The author focuses on the argument that emotions, particularly anger in the political sense, are central to the exercise of power relations in the classroom. The author describes conditions that generate angry feelings and the transformative possibilities the feelings create.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2008
This paper reports a self-study of three faculty of colour engaged in teaching a special summer session geared to recruiting people of colour to teaching. Given our past experiences in institutions of higher education, we recognised the unique situation and potential of faculty of colour teaching a class made up almost exclusively of students of colour. We analysed our own reflective writings constructed while teaching the course. Using an emergent grounded research approach to data analysis, we identified common themes, and reconciled ambiguous information until a synthesis was achieved.
Updated: Jan. 27, 2008