Education for Social Justice
Organization: Reading for Life
|Event Date/Time: Nov 28, 2013 / 8:30 am - (GMT +1:00 hours)||End Date/Time: Nov 29, 2013 / 5:30 pm - (GMT +1:00 hours)|
What does it mean to create equity and democracy in education? In Sweden, across Europe and around the world, teachers and teacher educators face many challenges. Especially troublesome are the economic, social, and political contexts that make difficult our attempts to address inequalities in schools and society. Yet, in the face of these challenges, teachers and teacher educators are continuing to produce significant theories, practices, and coalitions to reach social justice. Reading for Life’s 1st International Conference on Education for Social Justice will offer rare opportunities to discuss cutting-edge research, build innovative networks, and explore possibilities for new directions in educational policies and democratic pedagogies with a diverse group of teachers, teacher educators, academics, school leaders and administrators who share a deep engagement and commitment for creating equity and social justice in school and society.
Strand A: Teaching and Learning in Democratic Classrooms
This strand will highlight innovative pedagogies that teachers can implement to create democracy and equity in the classrooms. Sessions will describe, analyze, and model instruction which can challenge inequalities and promote every success for all students, so that equity can be achieved in every classroom.
Strand B: Educational Policies & Reforms for Equity in Education
Schools can be arenas for the reproduction of inequality or platforms for critiquing and taking action to address inequity. While educational policies inevitibility promise equity and excellence for all, student learning outcomes rarely attest to the achievement of these aspirations. This strand will explore the disparity between policy aspirations and actual outocmes.
Professor Michael Apple (university of Wisconsin,Madison), Dr David Rose (University of Sydney), Professor Sally Power (University of Cardiff), Dr Philippe Vitale (University of Provence), Professor Ninetta Santoro (University of Strathclyde), Professor Caroline Liberg (Uppsala University), Dr Guadalupe Francia (Uppsala University), Dr Monica Axelsson (Stockholm University).