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Why we need strengths-based approaches to achieve social justice

Achieving social justice by overcoming social inequality is a burning complex problem. In research which aims to contribute to achieving social justice, what does it mean to move from a deficit discourse to a strengths-based approach? How does such a … Continue reading

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The fruits of social anger

To those who say anger is destructive or pointless: Not so! Getting angry spurs and sustains us to take action for justice You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words. And yet I’m one of the … Continue reading

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The Fair Society: The Science of Human Nature and the Pursuit of Social Justice

We’ve been told, again and again, that life is unfair. But what if we’re wrong simply to resign ourselves to this situation? What if we have the power—and more, the duty—to change society for the better? We do. And our very … Continue reading

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Social justice in education: how the function of selection in educational institutions predicts support for (non)egalitarian assessment practices

Educational institutions are considered a keystone for the establishment of a meritocratic society. They supposedly serve two functions: an educational function that promotes learning for all, and a selection function that sorts individuals into different programs, and ultimately social positions, … Continue reading

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What is social justice?

“Some argue that social justice reflects a concept of fairness in the assignment of fundamental rights and duties, economic opportunities, and social conditions.” Using a social justice lens helps organizations to reframe issues generally viewed as individual in origin to … Continue reading

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Dialogic Leadership for Social Justice

In this article, I draw on current scholarship about leadership for social justice, to develop a framework intended to help educational leaders think about leading for social justice. I critically examine some ways in which the status quo marginalizes large … Continue reading

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Distributed Leadership for Social Justice

Although leadership for social justice and distributed leadership have separately garnered a great deal of interest among educational administration scholars, no studies have explored the possible conceptual and empirical links between these important and promising areas of inquiry. This study … Continue reading

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A Pedagogy of Love

This opinion/editorial presents the belief that love is present in all human lives as an emotional experience and may be present in all human lives as an intellectual idea as well, and considers the actualities that might lie behind common … Continue reading

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Transformative Pedagogy for Democracy and Social Justice

The authors propose a theoretical model of engaged learning for democracy and justice that draws from multicultural education and critical pedagogy, Freireian dialogic education, and Kolb’s active, experiential learning. Engaged learning is defined as applying concepts and ideas from the … Continue reading

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Key Issues in Education and Social Justice

This book focuses on the educational experience as a lifelong and society-wide issue. The author draws on research, policy, and contemporary thinking in the field to provide a comprehensive guide to the educational inequalities that may exist and persist throughout … Continue reading

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