OISE Book Display – Social Justice in Education

With the start of the new year many of us have made resolutions to better ourselves and our communities. This book display encourages you to integrate social justice into your professional life. Social justice in education is both an applied and theoretical field of inquiry, thus the display reflects that diversity.

Consider the following titles for inspiration in your classroom.

  • World peace and other 4th-grade achievements 303.69071 H945W This book relates the success its author John Hunter had teaching grade four students about social justice using what he calls a World Peace Game
  • Rethinking mathematics : teaching social justice by the numbers 510 R438 2013 Aimed mainly at the Junoir/Intermediate math grades, this book uses statistics and tables to explore the theme of social justice.
  • Caring hearts & critical minds : literature, inquiry, and social responsibility 370.1534 W862C Steven Wolk’s book encourages teachers to integrate social justice into the literature taught in the classroom. Written for the Junior/Intermediate grades.
  • Deep knowledge : learning to teach science for understanding and equity 507.1 L324D This book follows a handful of student teachers as they spread out to teach science on their way to completing their degrees. Assumptions about teaching and learning in diverse communities are challenged along the way.

The book display also features a number of books that more comprehensively cover the implementation of social justice initiatives that go beyond the classroom.

  • The art of effective facilitation : reflections from social justice educators 370.115 A7842
  • How the dreamers are born : struggles for social justice and the identity construction of activist educators in Brazil 306.430981 P436H
  • Bridging theory & practice : pedagogical enactment for socially just education 370.115 B851
  • Educating for peace and justice 303.6 M145E V.1
  • Advancing social justice : tools, pedagogies, and strategies to transform your campus 370.115 D261A

Finally, it is important to be able to get at the research underlying the practical approaches above. Check out the titles below to further your academic understanding of social justice in education.

  • Education quality and social justice in the global South : challenges for policy, practice, and research 379.26091724 E242
  • Their highest vocation : social justice and the Millennial generation 303.37208350973 F792T
  • Exploring themes of social justice in education : readings in social foundations 306.43 S925E
  • Social justice, education, and identity 370.115 S6782

Come see the staff at the OISE Service desk to take out or look at any of the items in the display cabinet.

Happy New Year!

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