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Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom

A Community of Students, Teachers, Researchers, and Activists


Edited By Nancye E. McCrary and E. Wayne Ross

What were once distinct professions for serving others and building knowledge are now communities of workers struggling against a tide of increasingly unregulated capitalism that is being fed by human greed. Teachers have become education workers, joining a working class that is rapidly falling behind and that is increasingly being silenced by the power elite who control nearly all the wealth that once supported a thriving middle class. Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom delivers critical counter-narratives aimed at resisting the insatiable greed of a few and supporting a common good for most. The book is dedicated to hopeful communities working against perpetual war, the destruction of our natural environment, increasing poverty, and social inequalities as they fight to preserve democratic ideals in a just and sustainable world. Written by some of the most influential thinkers of our time, this collection is a tapestry of social justice issues woven in and out of formal and informal education.
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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Names: McCrary, Nancye E. | Ross, E. Wayne. Title: Working for Social Justice Inside and Outside the Classroom: A Community of Students, Teachers, Researchers, and Activists / edited by Nancye E. McCrary, E. Wayne Ross. Description: New York: Peter Lang, [2016] | Series: Social justice across contexts in education, ISSN 2372-6849 (print), ISSN 2372-6857 (online); vol. 2 | Includes bibliographical references. Identifiers: LCCN 2015024540 | ISBN 9781433129469 (hardcover: alkaline paper) | ISBN 9781433129452 (paperback: alkaline paper) | ISBN 9781453917046 (e-book) Subjects: LCSH: Social justice—Study and teaching. | Teaching—Social aspects. | Social action. | Critical pedagogy. Classification: LCC LC192.2 .S65 2016 | DDC 370.115—dc23 LC record available at

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Cover art by Nancye E. McCrary, 2014.

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