Teaching For Social Justice

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Teaching for Social Justice engages parents, citizens, students, and teachers in a conversation about education in a democracy. It features a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings on topics including education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive "teacher file" and resource section survey teaching tools from curricula to activist-oriented Web sites.
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Overview

Teaching for Social Justice engages parents, citizens, students, and teachers in a conversation about education in a democracy. It features a unique mix of hands-on, historical, and inspirational writings on topics including education through social action, writing and community building, and adult literacy. An extensive "teacher file" and resource section survey teaching tools from curricula to activist-oriented Web sites.
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Most accessible but not limited to graduate students and faculty, this is a wide-ranging anthology of articles/readings originally published in the education serial Democracy and Education. It is an enlightening book whose topics include community building, adult literacy, empowerment, diversity education, responsibility, social action education, and writing. "Teaching for social justice" is teaching what one believes ought to be in terms of material arrangements for people in all spheres of society, i.e., reflective experiential responses leading to action. Writers represented are Michael Apple, Jonathan Kozol, Herbert Kohl, Henry Giroux, and 42 others. An extensive bibliography and a list of organizations, periodicals, web sites, and Popular Education institutes round out the text. Editors Ayers (Univ. of Illinois), Jean Anne Hunt (editor, Democracy and Education), and Therese Quinn (doctoral candidate, Univ. of Illinois) have put together a useful resource for academic collections.--Scott R. Johnson, Meridian Community Coll. Lib., MS
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781565844209
  • Publisher: New Press, The
  • Publication date: 8/15/1998
  • Pages: 326
  • Product dimensions: 0.78 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 9.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface: Of Stories, Seeds and the Promises of Social Justice
Foreword: Popular Education - Teaching for Social Justice
Introduction: Teaching for Social Justice
1 Education for Action - Preparing Youth for Participatory Democracy 1
2 The Human Lives Behind the Labels - The Global Sweatshop, Nike, and the Race to the Bottom 21
3 Writing the Word and the World 39
An Activist Forum I: Awakening Justice 48
Portraits: In the Raindrop 55
4 School Days 59
5 "We'd All Be Holding Hands" - A Reentry Women's Learning Community 68
6 A Grassroots Think Tank - Linking Writing and Community Building 81
7 Roses and Daggers 98
8 No Little I's and No Little You's - Language and Equality in an Adult Literacy Community 102
An Activist Forum II: Fault Lines 124
9 On a Mission - Hazel Johnson and Marvin Garcia 135
10 A Dream That Keeps on Growing - Myles Horton and Highlander 150
11 The Good Fight - Bill Gandall 157
12 History of My Subversive Teaching 161
13 The Fourth R 169
An Activist Forum III: Counter Tales 186
Possibilities: Joining Hands 197
14 "Do You Know Where You Are?" - A Memoir of Becoming a South Sider 200
15 The Cheney, Goodman, and Schwerner Academy 211
16 Women of Hope 215
17 Chaos Theory - A Journal Entry 228
An Activist Forum IV: Pledging to the World 237
18 School Projects Investing in Community Development 249
19 A Story for Justice 254
20 Welfare Workbook 270
21 Teaching for Change 277
Afterword: Some Reflections on Teaching for Social Justice 285
An Activist Forum V: Racing Justice 288
Resources 295
Books 316
Classroom Resources 297
Organizations 297
Periodicals 303
Popular Education Institutes 308
Websites 309
About the Authors 311
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 4, 2005

    Truly Eye-Opening Reading

    This book was required for a graduate course I took in the summer of 2002. In this book, you will meet teachers who deal with the trials and tribulations of their profession. Although these teachers come from different walks of life, one common thread binds them all-their ultimate purpose is to teach social justice. You will meet women in a GED program, a teacher who triumphs over adversity in trying to teach his elementary school student the meaning of responsibility, and so much more. This book does what so many textbooks on educational psychology fail to do-it gives insight into the reality of teaching. Congratulations to Ayers, Quinn, and Hunt for crafting such a fine work.

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