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    The Socially Just School: Making Space for Youth to Speak Back (Explorations of Educational Purpose) (Hardback) By (author) John Smyth, By (author) Barry Down, By (author) Peter McInerney

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    DescriptionThis book explores schools and how they can function as social institutions that advance the interests and life chances of all young people, especially those who are already the most marginalized and at an educational disadvantage. Social justice is a key theme as the book examines the needs of youth, the concept of school culture, school/community relations, socially critical pedagogy, curriculum and leadership and a socially critical approach to work. The Socially Just School is based upon four decades of intensive writing and researching of young lives. This work presents an alternative to the damaging school reform in which schools are made to serve the interests of the economy, education systems, the military, corporate or national interests. Readers will discover the hallmarks of socially just schools: - They educationally engage young people regardless of class, race, family or neighbourhood location and they engage them around their own educational aspirations. - They regard all young people as being morally entitled to a rewarding and satisfying experience of school, not only those whose backgrounds happen to fit with the values of schools. - They treat young people as having strengths and being 'at promise' rather than being 'at risk' and with 'deficits' or as 'bundles of pathologies' to be remedied or 'fixed'. - They are 'active listeners' to the lives and cultures of their students and communities and they construct learning experiences that are embedded in young lives. This highly readable book will appeal to students and scholars in education and sociology, as well as to teachers and school administrators with an interest in social justice.


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    Title
    The Socially Just School
    Subtitle
    Making Space for Youth to Speak Back
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) John Smyth, By (author) Barry Down, By (author) Peter McInerney
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 204
    Width: 109 mm
    Height: 236 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 431 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789401790598
    ISBN 10: 9401790590
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17230
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: EDU
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.8
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JNA
    BISAC V2.8: SOC022000
    Ingram Subject Code: ED
    LC classification: LB
    B&T General Subject: 340
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    BISAC V2.8: EDU040000
    Abridged Dewey: 370
    DC22: 306.43
    DC23: 370.115
    LC classification: L1-991, LC189-214.53
    Thema V1.0: JNA, JHB
    Edition
    14000
    Edition statement
    2014 ed.
    Illustrations note
    3 black & white illustrations, biography
    Publisher
    Springer
    Imprint name
    Springer
    Publication date
    29 July 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Back cover copy
    This book explores schools and how they can function as social institutions that advance the interests and life chances of all young people, especially those who are already the most marginalized and at an educational disadvantage. Social justice is a key theme as the book examines the needs of youth, the concept of school culture, school/community relations, socially critical pedagogy, curriculum and leadership, and a socially critical approach to work.The Socially Just School is based upon four decades of intensive writing and researching of young lives. This work presents an alternative to the damaging school reform in which schools are made to serve the interests of the economy, education systems, the military, corporate or national interests. Readers will discover the hallmarks of socially just schools: - They educationally engage young people regardless of class, race, family or neighbourhood location, and they engage them around their own educational aspirations. - They regard all young people as being morally entitled to a rewarding and satisfying experience of school, not only those whose backgrounds happen to fit with the values of schools. - They treat young people as having strengths and being at promise rather than being at risk and with deficits or as bundles of pathologies to be remedied or fixed . - They are active listeners to the lives and cultures of their students and communities, and they construct learning experiences that are embedded in young lives. This highly readable book will appeal to students and scholars in education and sociology, as well as to teachers and school administrators with an interest in social justice."
    Table of contents
    Acknowledgements.- Chapter 1 Introduction, argument and organization.- Chapter 2 Socially critical youth voice.- Chapter 3 Socially critical culture of school reform.- Chapter 4 Socially critical school/community relations.- Chapter 5 Socially critical pedagogy of teaching.- Chapter 6 Socially critical curriculum.- Chapter 7 Socially critical leadership.- Chapter 8 Socially critical approach to work.- Chapter 9 Critically educated hope.