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Teaching/Learning Social Justice


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The Teaching/Learning Social Justice Series explores issues of social justice—diversity, equality, democracy, and fairness—in classrooms and communities. "Teaching/learning" connotes the essential connections between theory and practice that books in this series seek to illuminate. Central are the stories and lived experiences of people who strive both to critically analyze and challenge oppressive relationships and institutions, and to imagine and create more just and inclusive alternatives.

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Active Learning: Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research

Active Learning: Social Justice Education and Participatory Action Research

Dana E. Wright
March 26, 2015

While many educators acknowledge the challenges of a curriculum shaped by test preparation, implementing meaningful new teaching strategies can be difficult. Active Learning presents an examination of innovative, interactive teaching strategies that were successful in engaging urban students who...

Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race

Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race

Frances Kendall
December 11, 2012

Knowingly and unknowingly we all grapple with race every day. Understanding White Privilege delves into the complex interplay between race, power, and privilege in both organizations and private life. It offers an unflinching look at how ignorance can perpetuate privilege, and offers practical and...

Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets

Practice What You Teach: Social Justice Education in the Classroom and the Streets

Bree Picower
May 29, 2012

Many teachers enter the profession with a desire to "make a difference." But given who most teachers are, where they come from, and what pressure they feel to comply with existing school policies, how can they take up this charge? Practice What You Teach follows three different groups of educators...

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Community Activism as Curriculum

Actions Speak Louder than Words: Community Activism as Curriculum

Celia Oyler
August 15, 2011

How do educators engage students in community action projects without telling them what to think, how to think, or what to do? Is it possible to integrate social justice organizing into the curriculum without imposing one’s political views on students? In Actions Speak Louder than Words, longtime...

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, Second Edition

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice: Educating People from Privileged Groups, Second Edition

Diane J. Goodman
March 29, 2011

Promoting Diversity and Social Justice provides theories, perspectives, and strategies that are useful for working with adults from privileged groups—those who are in a more powerful position in any given type of oppression. The thoroughly revised edition of this accessible and practical guide...

Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching

Storytelling for Social Justice: Connecting Narrative and the Arts in Antiracist Teaching

Lee Anne Bell
March 17, 2010

Through accessible language and candid discussions, Storytelling for Social Justice explores the stories we tell ourselves and each other about race and racism in our society. Making sense of the racial constructions expressed through the language and images we encounter every day, this book...

History as Art, Art as History: Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education

History as Art, Art as History: Contemporary Art and Social Studies Education

Dipti Desai, Jessica Hamlin, Rachel Mattson
October 05, 2009

History as Art, Art as History pioneers methods for using contemporary works of art in the social studies and art classroom to enhance an understanding of visual culture and history. The fully-illustrated interdisciplinary teaching toolkit provides an invaluable pedagogical resource—complete with...

Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Transformative Standards

Social Justice, Peace, and Environmental Education: Transformative Standards

Julie Andrzejewski, Marta Baltodano, Linda Symcox
April 01, 2009

The concept of "standards" seems antithetical to the ways critical educators are dedicated to teaching, but what would "standards" look like if they were generated from social justice perspectives and through collaborative and inclusive processes?  Such is the central question posed by the...

Interpreting National History: Race, Identity, and Pedagogy in Classrooms and Communities

Interpreting National History: Race, Identity, and Pedagogy in Classrooms and Communities

Terrie Epstein
September 19, 2008

How do students’ racial identities work with and against teachers’ pedagogies to shape their understandings of history and contemporary society? Based on a long-term ethnographic study, Interpreting National History examines the startling differences in black and white students' interpretations of...

Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits

Activist Educators: Breaking Past Limits

Catherine Marshall, Amy L. Anderson
August 11, 2008

Taking an active stand in today's conservative educational climate can be a risky business. Given both the expectations of the profession and the challenge of participation in social justice activism, how do educator activists manage the often competing demands of professional and activist...

Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

Telling Stories to Change the World: Global Voices on the Power of Narrative to Build Community and Make Social Justice Claims

Rickie Solinger, Madeline Fox, Kayhan Irani
May 19, 2008

Telling Stories to Change the World is a powerful collection of essays about community-based and interest-based projects where storytelling is used as a strategy for speaking out for justice. Contributors from locations across the globe—including Uganda, Darfur, China, Afghanistan, South Africa,...

Revealing the Invisible: Confronting Passive Racism in Teacher Education

Revealing the Invisible: Confronting Passive Racism in Teacher Education

Sherry Marx
September 26, 2006

This book examines and confronts the passive and often unconscious racism of white teacher education students, offering a critical tool in the effort to make education more equitable. Sherry Marx provides a consciousness-raising account of how white teachers must come to recognize their own...

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