Tag: Education: social justice and social change,


Re-Thinking the Student Teaching Curriculum: Using Field-Based Instruction to Help Candidates Notice, Acknowledge, and Address Bias in the Classroom

We aim to determine the impact on teacher candidates’ beliefs and skills as a result of curricular revisions to the student teaching practicum. As full-time field instructors (student teaching supervisors), we have noticed a growing need to address student teachers’ lack of awareness and understanding around issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in a schooling


Women’s Roles in the Series Desperate Housewives: A Feminist Perspective

Desperate Housewives, created by Marc Cherry and aired on the ABC channel for eight seasons, can be considered a representation of gender, specifically femininity, on the Television (Bignell, 2008). Its plot focuses on the lives of 4 women (Bree, Lynette, Gabriel and Susan) who represent the internal struggles of the average woman, such as disempowerment,


Silent Exclusion and Child Schooling: A Case Study of India

The current educational policy discourse in India has largely focused on the issues of access to basic education. While increasing access is clearly important, the issue of significantly to sustained access is more important in the present context when the fifty per cent of child population in India in the age group of 6-14 years


Education for urban refugee children in Malaysia: Pathway to Peace

This research focuses on the educational experiences of urban refugee children in Malaysia, examining the expectations of parents, NGO of educational projects for urban refugee children in Malaysia and investigating if the education space contributes to peace through intergroup contact. The conceptual framework for the study is based on intergroup contact theory which is based


Stealing from the Poor: A Challenge to Eradicating Poverty in Nepal

Background In 2015, an earthquake in Nepal killed over 9,000 people and destroyed over a million homes pushing millions of already poor further into destitute. Majority of the victims were native Tamang people and almost all of the devastated areas were their ancestral land Tamsaling. Almost two year has passed since the earthquake, the Nepal government


Teacher Will: A Framework to Transform Classroom Practices! It’s Intentional

The single unit of change in what matters for student learning is an effective teacher. What makes an effective teacher? Teacher and Administrator WILL. How do you design your classroom to ensure attention to “will power?” What are the teaching practices that align with “will power?” It’s intentional. Explore a framework that has been proven


The Proposed Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): A Formula for Teaching Excellence’

The authors assert that they have identified a formula which addresses the three main aims of the TEF, and seeks to answer crucial questions in Part A, chapters 1-4 of the green paper, entitled: ‘Teaching Excellence, Quality and Social Mobility’. The authors argue the following: (i) That the key transferable skill, which leads to enhanced


The Contribution of Multicultural and International Education to the Creation of Sustainable Learning Environments Which Support the South African Struggle

This paper conceptualises how an expanded notion of multicultural education could support the achievement of a socially just, diverse and cohesive South African society. Rising ethnic tensions and renewed manifestations of xenophobia are a constant reminder that South Africa has to intensify its efforts to achieve a society which is united in its diversity. In


BME Higher Education and Social Justice

This presentation will explore the idea of educating the BME population and try to question what drives education- “borders of power” or “borderlands of being and becoming”. Black and minority ethnic students and their educational achievement has been researched for a while now and HEA (2012) report shows that there is a huge attainment gap


Promoting Bioethical Decision Making for Grade 10 Students Through Socio-Scientific Issues Based Instruction

This article describes bioethics that supports bioethical decision making skills and develops of social responsibility in biology classroom. Bioethical decision making of 10th grade students are studied through socio-scientific issues based instruction. Non-participant observation and in-depth interview are employed. The findings will be discussed and implied to biology classroom as well as 21st century learners


Studies in Historical Memory: A Path to Contemporary Understanding

This presentation will examine case studies of historical memory in classes with Japanese university students. Students have grown up with a sense of pride in Japan being a peaceful member of the international community. At the same time, students often express frustration that the good points of Japan are overlooked by its neighbours and that


Promoting Parental Involvement to Prevent Elementary Student Dropout in Indonesia’s Backward Regions

The highest dropout rate for elementary school level happens significantly in Indonesia’s backward regions (UNICEF for Indonesia, 2012). This will not only affects personal success of students but also create other social disadvantages. Chirtes (2010) classified the factors of school dropout into school factor, social environment, personal factor, and family factor which is the greatest


Building Opportunities for Children to Exercise their Rights at School

There is inconsistency in the relationship children have with regards to their rights in the school setting. Few teachers know about these rights, families don’t utilize them, and children are ignorant of them. Having said this, one of the most substantial social justice problems in schools is talking about rights without creating any opportunities. If


Fostering Social Justice Orientation through Clinical Legal Education in the Caribbean ___ Stakeholder Considerations

Caribbean law schools governed by the Council of Legal Education, aim to “facilitate the development of competent legal practitioners for the region”, who, among other things, ‘are inspired in the promotion of social justice’. Towards this end, students are required to attend a legal aid clinic in their final year of law school, where they


Perspectives of the Unseen: Educational Meritocracy and Student Mobility

The Ministry of Education, Singapore, has released a statement emphasizing that ‘Every school is a good school’. The education system in Singapore subscribes to the principle of meritocracy. The system holds a student accountable for his or her own success or failure through the choices he or she makes, and his or her competency, motivation


Can You Be Prejudiced Against Your Own Students? Measuring Teacher’s Unconscious Bias in the Classroom

This presentation aims to familiarize the audience with 1) the concept of implicit (i.e., unconscious) attitudes, 2) their significance to the educational process, and 3) how to measure them. First, I will explain what implicit attitudes are and how that are different from explicit attitudes. This will show that explicit and implicit attitudes can be