Preparing teachers for social justice - an experience in Karnataka

Ramchand, Mythili (2014) Preparing teachers for social justice - an experience in Karnataka. Learning Curve (23). pp. 16-19.

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Teacher preparation can be a “ dynamic vehicle ” in the cause of promoting social justice (Hansen, 2008). Social justice may be a philosophically contested and normative concept (Goodlad, 2002). But then to Rawls “justice is the first virtue of social institutions” (Rawls, 1971; p.3). Also Novak (2000) argues that social justice is a virtue ascribed to the “reflective and deliberative acts ” of individuals (quoted in Grant & Agosto, 2008; p.98). In a stratified society based on vertical hierarchies such as ours, teacher education offers a glimmer of hope by means of engaging prospective teachers in critically reflecting on issues of discrimination and consciously attempting to adapt inclusive pedagogies. Hitherto, schooling has been a factor in perpetuating inequities with not only a wide variety of schools, of differing qualities, catering to children from different classes but also insensitive pedagogies and ill thought out curricula.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Ramchand, Mythili
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Education, Elementary education, Early childhood education
Subjects: Social sciences > Education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > Learning Curve
Full Text Status: Public
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