SOCIAL JUSTICE RE-EXAMINED: dilemmas and solutions for the classroom teacher
Teachers want to do their best for every child, but worry about causing offence and often shy away from troublesome issues. This book offers honest discussions about what some see as difficult or controversial issues. It helps teachers negotiate their way through concepts and value differences and provides ideas and approaches for the classroom.
Both practical and theoretical, the book is essential reading for student teachers, beginning teachers and teacher trainers but will be invaluable for experienced teachers also, as they navigate their work in a constantly-diversifying society.
The classroom situations and strategies presented here will help teachers negotiate their way through complex situations and bring about constructive change. The book clarifies concepts and value differences and the subtle ways in which inequality often works.
Theoretical as well as practical, these chapters look from inside out – from the perspective of the teacher. They cover a wide range of issues: race, gender, poverty and class, sexuality, religion, English as an Additional Language, Islamophobia, Traveller children and ADHD.
This book is essential reading for students and early career teachers, but will also be invaluable reading for more experienced teachers as they navigate their work in an increasingly diverse society.
Ask your school’s CPD coordinator to order a copy for your staffroom library
ISBN 978 1 85856 507 1 186 pages 234 x 156mm £22.99 June 2012