This topic will examine historic and contemporary education issues through the lens of social justice and introduce students to a range of constructions of education and social justice. It will investigate and critique ways in which social justice has been constructed in educational discourses and the implications these constructions have for policy and practice. Issues addressed may include: gender and sexuality, boys and girls in education, school retention, values in education, the contested nature of curriculum content, class in education practice, race and the (post) colonial curriculum, religion and education. This topic will be of particular interest to students wishing to examine the relationship between power and social difference in educational policy and practice.
This topic aims to:
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