Preparing to Teach Social Studies for Social Justice

Becoming a Renegade


Author: Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath,Alison G. Dover,Nick Henning

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807757667

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This practical book shows how veteran, justice-oriented social studies teachers are responding to the Common Core State Standards, focusing on how they build curriculum, support students' literacy skills, and prepare students to think and act critically within and beyond the classroom. In order to provide direct classroom-to-classroom insights, the authors draw on letters written by veteran teachers addressed to new teachers entering the field. The first section of the book introduces the three approaches teachers can take for teaching for social justice within the constraints of the Common Core State Standards (embracing, reframing, or resisting the standards). The second section analyzes specific approaches to teaching the Common Core, using teacher narratives to illustrate key processes. The final section demonstrates how teachers develop, support, and sustain their identities as justice-oriented educators in standards-driven classrooms. Each chapter includes exemplary lesson plans drawn from diverse grades and classrooms, and offers concrete recommendations to guide practice. This book: offers advice from experienced educators who have learned to successfully navigate the constraints of high-stakes testing and standards-based mandates; shares and analyzes curricular and pedagogical approaches to teaching the Common Core; and examines a range of philosophical and political stances that teachers might take as they navigate the unique demands of teaching for social justice in their own context.

Social Studies for Social Justice

Teaching Strategies for the Elementary Classroom


Author: Rahima C. Wade

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807747629

Category: Education

Page: 124

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Dedication to social justice teaching is important, yet putting one's ideals into practice in American schools is a challenging task. This book goes beyond theory and idealism to fully explore the value and impact of implementing social action and social justice activities in the elementary school classroom. Informed by the experiences of more than forty teachers across the country, this thoughtful resource: (1) examines how elementary teachers, from inner cities to rural towns, use the social studies curriculum to teach about and for social justice; (2) focuses on how teaching social studies for social justice relates to standardized testing, state curricula, and the local challenges teachers face; (3) offers classroom activities and "Reflection Exercises" and "Teaching Ideas" to provide teachers with practical applications for the topics discussed; and (4) includes a list of children's literature books, curriculum materials, and websites.

Social Studies, Literacy, and Social Justice in the Common Core Classroom

A Guide for Teachers


Author: Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnath

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807771589

Category: Education

Page: 151

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Inspired by the author’s research and work with preservice and beginning teachers, this book presents a unique framework to help educators (grades 3–8) embed their efforts to teach social studies for social justice within the context of literacy. It is a resource for using primary and other sources to offer students new ways of thinking about history while meeting Language Arts Common Core Standards demands for information text and critical thinking. Grounded in the daily realities of today’s public schools, the framework offers a way of planning that takes into account teaching factors that include pressures for content coverage, preparing students for high-stakes tests, and the low importance placed by many districts on including social studies in the curriculum. Each chapter explains how teachers can restructure, reshape, and work with mandated curriculum materials to teach from a critical perspective. The book also discusses how to meet Common Core Standards by teaching language arts and social studies as complementary subjects. Book Features: Sample lessons. Text boxes indicating connections to Common Core Standards. Reflection exercises that help further extend concepts and understandings into classroom practice. Ruchi Agarwal-Rangnathis an adjunct professor in Elementary Education at San Francisco State University, and vice president of the National Association of Multicultural Education, California Chapter (NAME-CA). As an educational consultant she works with schools to develop and enrich their mission of teaching toward equity and social justice. “If you are a teacher, or preparing to become a teacher, this is a book you will want to keep so that you can refer back to it again and again. If you are a teacher educator, this is a book that will help you connect demands on teachers today with a compelling vision of academically rich, student-centered, social justice teaching. In either case, you are in for a treat.” —From the Foreword byChristine Sleeter, professor emeritus, California State University Monterey Bay “This is an important contribution for pre-service teachers and those in districts who are willing to think deeply about how to build content knowledge in an integrated fashion by combining social studies and language arts. Much more attention to social studies from the perspective of social justice is needed!” —Donna Ogle, professor emeritus, National-Louis University

Teaching for Justice in the Social Studies Classroom

Millions of Intricate Moves


Author: Andra Makler,Ruth Shagoury,Ruth Hubbard

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books


Category: Education

Page: 225

View: 6743

Teaching for Justice in the Social Studies Classroom shows how to focus on teaching for and toward justice, with critical pedagogy as an undergirding theme.

Action Research in Practice

Partnership for Social Justice in Education


Author: Bill Atweh,Stephen Kemmis,Patricia Weeks

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134694938

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 1902

This book presents a collection of stories from action research projects in schools and a university. This collection is more than simply an illustration of the scope of action research in education - it shows how projects that differ on a variety of dimensions can raise similar themes, problems and issues. The book begins with theme chapters discussing action research, social justice and partnerships in research. The case study chapters cover topics such as: * school environment - how to make a school a healthier place to be * parents - how to involve them more in decision-making * students as action researchers * a state system - a collaborative effort between university staff and a state education department * gender - how to promote gender equity in schools * improving assessment in the social sciences * staff development planning * doing a PhD through action research * writing up action research projects.

Learning to Teach for Social Justice


Author: Linda Darling-Hammond,Jennifer C. French,Silvia Paloma Garcia-Lopez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780807742082

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In this book, a group of student teachers share their candid questions, concerns, dilemmas, and lessons learned about how to teach for social justice and social change. This text provides powerful examples of how they integrated diversity within a teacher education program--an excellent model for educators who are seeking ways to transform their teacher education programs to better prepare teachers to work effectively in multicultural classrooms.

Teacher Education for Democracy and Social Justice


Author: David Keiser Lee

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136756493

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 447

Examines just how the important goals of educating for democracy can be achieved from the perspective of those working in teacher education and in P-12 schools.

Engineering Justice

Transforming Engineering Education and Practice


Author: Jon A. Leydens,Juan C. Lucena

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118757300

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 304

View: 5085

"Using social justice as a catalyst for curricular transformation, Engineering Justice presents an examination of how politics, culture, and other social issues are inherent in the practice of engineering. It aims to align engineering curricula with socially just outcomes, increase enrollment among underrepresented groups, and lessen lingering gender, class, and ethnicity gaps by showing how the power of engineering knowledge can be explicitly harnessed to serve the underserved and address social inequalities. This book is meant to transform the way educators think about engineering curricula through creating or transforming existing courses to attract, retain, and motivate engineering students to become professionals who enact engineering for social justice"

The Freirean Legacy

Educating for Social Justice


Author: Judith J. Slater,Stephen M. Fain,César Augusto Rossatto

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 9780820456713

Category: Education

Page: 226

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In this collection of voices, one hears stories and discussions grounded in the ideas of one of the most influential teachers and thinker of our time. The Freirean Legacy offers the reader an opportunity to consider the book of Paulo Freire in terms of three significant perspectives. Michael Apple, Joe Kincheloe, and Ana Maria Araujo (Nita) Freire are among those who share insights and understandings resulting from firsthand experiences with Freire. The theoretical insights into his work and ideas are brought forth in pieces by Peter McLarenkk, Judith J. Slater, and others. Finally, this book concludes with interpretations of Freire's teachings as applied to praxis by several author, including Stephen M. Fain an Ceser A. Rossatto. This anthology will serve the initiate well in gitting to know Paulo Freire, while at the sohisticated scholar with an opportunity to advance the conversation and continue the dialogue. Contents: Michel W. Apple: Preface: The Freirian Legacy--Ana Maia Araujo Freire: Paulo Freire and the Untested Feasibility--Joe L. Kincheloe/Shirley R. Steinberg: A Legacy of Paulo Freire: A Conversation--Veronica Gesser: Paulo Freire: The Man, His Work, and His Character--Peter McLaren/Ramin Farahmandpur: Freire, Marx, and the New Imperialism: Toward a Revolutionary Prexis--Juadit J. Slater: Limitations of the Public Space: Habitus and Worldessness--Gerard Huiskamp: Negotiating Communities of Meaninrg in Theory and Practice: Rereading Pedagogy of the Oppresed as Direct Dialogie Encounter--Jill L. Hauold: Idle Hands are the Devil' Workshop: A History of American Child Labor and Compulsory Education; Emancipation or Reconstituted Oppression>

Geography and Social Justice in the Classroom


Author: Todd W. Kenreich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415807026

Category: Education

Page: 174

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The rise of critical discourses in the discipline of geography has opened up new avenues for social justice. Geography and Social Justice in the Classroombrings together contemporary research in geography and fresh thinking about geography’s place in the social studies curriculum. The book’s main purposes are to introduce teachers and teacher educators to new research in geography, and to provide theoretical and practical examples of geography in the curriculum. The book begins with the premise that power and inequality often have spatial landscapes. With the tools and concepts of geography, students can develop a critical geographic literacy to explore the spatial expressions of power in their lives, communities, and the wider world. The first half of the book introduces new research in the field of geography on diverse topics including the social construction of maps as instruments of power and authority. The second half of the book turns the readers’ attention to geography in the P-12 classroom, and it highlights how geography can enable teachers and students to explore issues of power and social justice in the classroom. Through critical geographic literacy, educators can boldly position themselves and their students as advocates for a more just world.

Fighting for Social Justice

The Life Story of David Burgess


Author: David S. Burgess

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814328996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

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"Fighting for Social Justice is a memoir about struggles for social justice in the mid-twentieth century that scholars and students of social movements, labor studies, American history, as well as the general reader interested in religious activism, will find compelling."--BOOK JACKET.

Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice

Economics, Agency, Justice, Activism


Author: Peyman Vahabzadeh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319442279

Category: Political Science

Page: 323

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This interdisciplinary volume offers a range of studies spanning the various historical, political, legal, and cultural features of social justice in Iran, and proposes that the present-day realities of life in Iran could not be farther from the promises of the Iranian Revolution. The ideals of social justice and participatory democracy that galvanized a resilient nation in 1979 have been abandoned as an avaricious ruling elite has privatized the economy, abandoned social programs and subsidy payments for the poor, and suppressed the struggles of women, workers, students, and minorities for equality. At its core, Iran’s Struggles for Social Justice seeks to educate and to develop a new discourse on social justice in Iran.

Teaching Science for Social Justice


Author: Angela Calabrese Barton

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807743836

Category: Education

Page: 197

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Using a combination of in-depth case studies and rigorous theory, this volume; provides valuable insight to help teachers work with inner-city youth; explores the importance of inclusiveness, membership rules, and the purposes and goals of good science; and shows how science connects to the lives of youth both in and out of school.

Educational Leadership for Ethics and Social Justice

Views from the Social Sciences


Author: Anthony H. Normore,Jeffrey S. Brooks

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623965373

Category: Education

Page: 235

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The purpose of this book is to examine and learn lessons from the way leadership for social justice is conceptualized in several disciplines and to consider how these lessons might improve the preparation and practice of school leaders. In particular, we examine philosophy, anthropology, sociology, economics, political science, public policy, and psychology. Our contention is that the field of educational leadership might consider taking a step backward in order to take several forward. That is, educational leadership researchers might reexamine social justice, both in terms of social and individual dynamics and as disciplinaryspecific, multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary phenomenon. By adopting this approach, we can connect and extend longestablished lines of conceptual and empirical inquiry and thereby gain insights that may otherwise be overlooked or assumed. This holds great promise for generating, refining, and testing theories of social justice in educational leadership and will help strengthen already vibrant lines of inquiry. That is, rather than citing a single, or a few, works out of their disciplinary context it might be more fruitful to situate educational leadership for social justice research in their respective traditions. This could be carried out by extending extant lines of inquiry in educational leadership research and then incorporating lessons gleaned from this work into innovative practice. For example, why not more clearly establish lines of educational leadership and justice research into the Philosophy of Social Justice, Economics of Social Justice, Political Studies of Social Justice , Sociology of Social Justice, Anthropology of Social Justice, and the Public Policy of Social Justice as focused and discrete areas of inquiry? Once this new orientation toward the knowledge base of social justice and educational leadership is laid, we might then seek to explore some of the natural connections between traditions before ultimately investigating justice in educational leadership through a free association of ideas as the worlds of practice and research coconstruct a “new” language they can use to discuss educational leadership. Such an endeavor may demand reconceptualization of both the processes and products of collaborative research and the communication of findings, but it will demand a breakingdown of methodological and epistemological biases and a more meaningful level and type of engagement between primary and applied knowledge bases.

Teaching Social Studies for Critical, Active Citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealanmd


Author: Michael Harcourt,Andrea Milligan,Bronwyn Wood

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780947509415

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Social studies education plays a critical role in developing young people as active and engaged citizens in uncertain, complex times. This edited collection presents the latest research, ideas and practice in the social studies learning area in Aotearoa New Zealand. The writers challenge educators and policy makers to think deeply about the purpose of social studies and its transformative potential for citizenship education. They offer a direct challenge to the idea that social studies education is about preparing students to fit easily and uncritically into existing society - and suggest as alternative that social studies can support learners to critically navigate and take action in society during their time at school and in their futures. Chapters delve into the Tikanga Iwi learning area, issues-based social inquiry, social justice, viewpoints and perspective, engaging emotions, multiliteracies and using assessment to enhance learning within social studies. Questions about the nature of knowledge and how students learn to be critical and active citizens are themes throughout, with reflective questions provided to provoke discussion. This book is essential reading for teachers working with the core social studies learning area for Years 1-10, as well as the optional subject and related social science subjects from Years 11-13. It will also be of interest to policy makers, government and resource developers. "

Social Studies Teacher Education

Critical Issues and Current Perspectives


Author: Christopher C. Martell

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1641130482

Category: Education

Page: 243

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Over the past decade, the world has experienced a major economic collapse, the increasing racial inequity and highprofile police killings of unarmed Black and Brown people, the persistence of global terrorism, a largescale refugee crisis, and the negative impacts of global warming. In reaction to social instability, there are growing populist movements in the United States and across the world, which present major challenges for democracy. Concurrently, there has been a rise of grassroots political movements focused on increasing equity in relation to race, gender, class, sexual orientation, and religion. The role of social studies teachers in preparing the next generation of democratic citizens has never been more important, and the call for more social studies teacher educators to help teachers address these critical issues only gets louder. This volume examines how teacher educators are (or are not) supporting beginning and experienced social studies teachers in such turbulent times, and it offers suggestions for moving the field forward by better educating teachers to address growing local, national, and global concerns. In their chapters, authors in social studies education present research with implications for practice related to the following topics: race, gender, sexual orientation, immigration, religion, disciplinary literacy, global civics, and social justice. This book is guided by the following overarching questions: What can the research tell us about preparing and developing social studies teachers for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and rapidly changing world? How can we educate social studies teachers to “teach against the grain” (CochranSmith, 1991, 2001b), centering their work on social justice, social change, and social responsibility?

Education for Social Justice, Equity and Diversity

An Honorary Volume for Professor Anne-Lise Arnesen


Author: Torill Strand

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3643902557

Category: Education

Page: 299

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Young Europeans now grow up in an era characterized by escalating economic, political, social, and educational inequalities, increasing racism and xenophobia, a high level of unemployment, and a declining trust in nearly all major social and political institutions. But how do these emerging processes of marginalization play out within and beyond educational institutions? How can we educate teachers for the new situation? In exploring these questions, the contributions in this honorary volume pay tribute to the research work of Professor Anne-Lise Arnesen, who has made an impressive effort to educate teachers for a diverse, tolerant, and inclusive society throughout her working life. (Series: Studies on Education - Vol. 1)

Social Justice and Communication Scholarship


Author: Omar Swartz

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136683844

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Social Justice and Communication Scholarship explores the role of communication in framing and contributing to issues of social justice. This collection, a first on the subject of communication and social justice, investigates the theoretical and practical ways in which communication scholarship can enable inclusive and equitable communities within American society. It analyzes ways in which to construct communities that protect individual freedom while ensuring equality and dignity to everyone. In this unique anthology, Swartz brings together both senior scholars and junior colleagues to represent diverse applications of communication to issues of social justice. He supports partisan scholarship in order to revitalize intellectual activity and social commitment toward creating a progressive society. As a result; the volume serves the heuristic function of posing new research questions. In addition to its relevance within the field of communication, Social Justice and Communication Scholarship will be of interest in many of the humanities and social sciences, as research on the theme of social justice transcends disciplinary boundaries. The volume is particularly well suited for use in undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, rhetoric and composition, journalism, American studies, and cultural studies.

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education


Author: Paul C. Gorski,Seema G. Pothini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 135114250X

Category: Education

Page: 152

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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.