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Possibilities in Practice

Social Justice Teaching in the Disciplines

Edited By Summer Melody Pennell, Ashley S. Boyd, Hillary Parkhouse and Alison LaGarry

This edited collection illustrates different possibilities for social justice practice in various grade levels, disciplines, and interdisciplinary spaces in P–12 education. Chapters in this unique volume demonstrate teaching with a critical lens, helping students develop critical dispositions, encouraging civic action with students, and teaching about topics inclusive of race, class, gender, and sexuality. Based on empirical research, each contribution is rooted in a critical theoretical framework and characterizes findings from sustained study of pedagogic practice, spanning subject matter from social studies, English Language Arts, music, mathematics, and science. Through this work, both pre- and in-service teachers as well as teacher educators will be inspired to practice social justice in their own classrooms.

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Names: Pennell, Summer Melody, editor. Title: Possibilities in practice: social justice teaching in the disciplines / edited by Summer Melody Pennell, Ashley S. Boyd, Hillary Parkhouse, Alison LaGarry. Description: New York, NY: Peter Lang Publishing, Inc., 2017. Includes bibliographical references and index. Identifiers: LCCN 2017023020 | ISBN 978-1-4331-4609-1 (hardcover: alk. paper) ISBN 978-1-4331-4602-2 (pbk: alk. paper) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4610-7 (ebook pdf) ISBN 978-1-4331-4611-4 (epub) | ISBN 978-1-4331-4612-1 (mobi) Subjects: LCSH: Education—Social aspects—United States. Social justice—Study and teaching—United States. Interdisciplinary approach in education—United States. Classification: LCC LC191.4 .P667 2017 | DDC 370.11/5—dc23 LC record available at DOI 10.3726/b11431

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