In the context of higher education what is meant by the terminology “social justice?”
Social Justice and Education
Social justice is a concept that is frequently referenced in conversations around equity. For this week’s discussion respond to the following:
In the context of higher education what is meant by the terminology “social justice?” What does it mean to “fight for” social justice in an educational setting?
This assignment is worth 4 points of the total course grade.
This assignment aligns with the following weekly outcomes: 3,5
This assignment aligns with the following course outcomes: 5,6
1.Demonstrate an understanding of diversity.2.Evaluate leadership models, frameworks and/or theories.3.Examine leadership issues in educational settings as they relate to serving a diverse student population.4.Analyze the implications of diversity on learning, pedagogy and leadership.5.Apply current research in the field to present leadership challenges in higher education settings.6.Formulate best practices for leading that incorporate an understanding of diversity.7.Develop strategies to institutionalize leadership practices for diverse populations.
Connerley, M. (2005). Leadership in a diverse and multicultural environment: Developing awareness, knowledge, and skills. Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.
Chapter 3: Cultural Frameworks and their Importance for Leaders
Chapter 4: Where Does One Start on the Journey to Multicultural Awareness, Knowledge and Skill?
Hytten, K. (2011). Understanding education for social justice. Journal of Educational Foundations, 25(1/2), 7-24.
Hackman, H. (2005). Five essential components for social justice education. Equity & Excellence in Education, 38, 103-109.
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