A Social Justice Framework for Teachers: Key Concepts and Applications
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“Social justice” is a term that is both easy to support in general (Is any educator for social injustice?) and challenging to define in the specific. This entry will provide a brief conceptual overview of social justice followed by three suggested frameworks for application.
Roots of Global Social Justice
Different cultural, contextual, and situational aspects affect how social justice is understood in different societies. Full coverage of competing views of social justice both historically and globally is well beyond the scope of this entry. However, there are several recurring themes. For example, for those living in nations deeply rooted in Catholicism, there is a rich tradition of the incorporation of social justice language and ideas into Catholic teaching and liturgy, to the point where the term might be seen as a source of inspiration or derision depending on one’s perspective as the term is associated with calls for social reform (Adams 2013). There is also a long...
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