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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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NANCYE MCCRARY is associate professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Professional Studies at St. Catharine College. She has published on issues of social justice in Critical Education, Educational Technology Research & Development, Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disabilities, Social Education, and Theory & Research in Social Education, as well as a several book chapters. She is also an instructional designer and visual artist, employing aesthetic mediation and narrative forms of instruction to move learners toward embracing social justice in education.

E. WAYNE ROSS is professor in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy and co director of the Institute for Critical Education Studies at the University of British Columbia. Prior to joining the UBC faculty in 2004, he was Distinguished University Scholar at the University of Louisville. He has also taught social studies education and curriculum studies at the State University of New York campuses at Albany and Binghamton and was a secondary social studies and day care teacher in North Carolina and Georgia. His most recent books include The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities (4th Edition) and Critical Theories, Radical Pedagogies, and Social Education (with Abraham P. DeLeon). He edits three journals: Critical Education (, Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor (, and Cultural Logic ( and is co founder of the Rouge Forum ( Find him on the web at and follow him @ewayneross. ← 263 | 264 →

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