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Social Issues in Education


Social Issues in Education

How do we address issues and sensitivities like poverty, cultural history, gender biases, etc. so that we can improve the access to quality education.

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Latest Activity: Jan 31, 2019

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Social Issues in Education - New course on Human Traffic 5 Replies

Started by Elisabeth Leiss McKellar. Last reply by kamala louvelle Dec 1, 2009.

Gender and Education: The challenge of educating girls in Africa 4 Replies

Started by Dan Andrew Otedo. Last reply by Kelly Gray Jul 9, 2009.

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Comment by World Class Schools on June 17, 2012 at 7:12

Please join us

Grades 6-12 Time Project Nov. 26-30, 2012 Bringing Social Justice To The World

Comment by Noble Kelly on October 10, 2009 at 12:53
Hi all,
As we collaborate with our colleagues in various regions we are hearing these issues coming up and the need to address them. Here in Canada our unions try to address inequities in education and as educators, many of us fight for it daily. However in other regions in the world, strong gender, cultural, economical, and political barriers are faced. At the grassroots, we hear the messages and the needs and know that change can be affected here. But for transformative and systemic change to happen, the change needs to move up to the curriculum and training levels. We are working to be that vehicle to help the messages of the rural teachers reach these levels.
Comment by Sylvia Bereskin on October 10, 2009 at 8:47
I am sooo pleased to have found this group. The focus of all of my work since retiring a year ago has been on social justice and education. I even developed and taught a graduate course on it at Ryerson University here in Toronto. Determined to go through this whole process really mindfully and to reflect twice a week on the process in a blog the theme of social justice work comes up over and over again. How do I become involved in some of these incredible projects?
Comment by Larry Byrnes on August 13, 2009 at 22:17

I think that civic education that has an emphasis on civil discourse and civil behavior is a prerequisite to ensuring equity in education and the peaceful resolution of social problems. I also think that the principles of the EARTH CHARTER have the potential of serving as the philosophical and moral underpinnings of civic education.

Larry Byrnes
Comment by Jaya Chauhan on March 1, 2009 at 2:38
Please give some details....presumably cultural norms and traditions will have a huge bearing?
Comment by Govinda Prasad Panthy on February 28, 2009 at 22:12
hello friends,
I'm a school teacher from NEpal, We have lots of issues to share on "Girl Adolescent" We have challenges and problems of girl adolescent interm of education
Comment by Jaya Chauhan on January 22, 2009 at 11:22
Isn't this what education is all about - in learning specific skills but developing a critical consciousness about how we are organized differently on the basis of race, class, gender, sexuality, ableism etc. to benefit us differently? It is all about power relations and each one of us has some agency to organize ourselves in other ways so that we can all benefit more equitably.

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