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A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice

Johnson III, Richard Greggory (ed.)

A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice

Educating for Both Advocacy and Action

Series: Counterpoints - Volume 358

Year of Publication: 2009

New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt am Main, Oxford, Wien, 2009. X, 236 pp., num. ill.
ISBN 978-1-4331-0513-5 pb.  (Softcover)
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Weight: 0.350 kg, 0.772 lbs

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Book synopsis

A Twenty-first Century Approach to Teaching Social Justice: Educating for Both Advocacy and Action defines social justice in terms of the marginalization of groups including women, people of color, queers, working class/poor individuals, and individuals with disabilities. Sixteen original chapters provide new and insightful perspectives on topics ranging from global transgender awareness and action to religious pluralism. Essential reading for anyone concerned about the state of equality in our society, this book will provide undergraduate and graduate students, as well as other readers, with an awareness of various social justice issues and how to develop strategies for social change.


Contents: G.L.A. Harris: Unequal Justice: Losing Ground In Higher Education – Jillian Todd Weiss: Teaching Transgender Issues: Global Social Movements Based on Gender Identity – Richard Greggory Johnson III/George Stewart Leibowitz: The Down Low Phenomenon: A Case for Reinventing African American Male Hyper Masculinity – Audrey Cooper/Elijah Edelman/Kathleen J. Grant/Noor Johnson/Khari La Marca/William L. Leap/Michelle A. Marzullo: Beyond the Knowledge/Action Divide: Studying Race, Gender, and Social Justice in American University’s Department of Anthropology – Irvin Peckham: Acting Justly – Susan Hasazi/Katharine Shepherd: Leading Beyond Labels: The Role of the Principal in Leading through a Social Justice Framework for Students with Disabilities – Efleda Preclaro Tolentino: How Does it Feel to Have Your Skin Color?: Uncovering Children’s Inquiries About Race – Jeffrey A. Trumbower: Teaching about Religion in Religiously Pluralistic Contexts: Sensitivity, Academic Rigor, and Justice – Andrew Quinn/Bruce Reeves: The Use of the Internet to Promote Social Justice with LGBT Individuals – DeMethra LaSha Bradley/Robert James Nash: Helping College Students Explore the Hidden Injuries of Social Class – Joan S. Rabin: Survival Connections and Social Change – Edward R. McMahon: Democracy And Universal Human Rights: An Example of Social Justice Activism at the International Level – Ciaran O’Faircheallaigh: Social Justice, Aboriginal Leadership and Mineral Development in Australia.

About the author(s)/editor(s)

The Editor: Richard Greggory Johnson III is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at the University of Vermont. His research centers on social justice/social equity issues. Dr. Johnson’s research has appeared in the International Journal of Public Administration and The American Review of Public Administration. His first book (with Kenneth Oldfield) is Resilience: Queer Professors from the Working Class. He holds a doctorate from Golden Gate University in public policy and administration; an M.S. in public services management from DePaul University, and an M.A. in social justice from Georgetown University.


Counterpoints: Studies in the Postmodern Theory of Education. Vol. 358
General Editors: Joe L. Kincheloe and Shirley R. Steinberg