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Education for Social Justice
A PROJECT TO HELP SCHOOLS
IMPROVE THEIR DELIVERY OF
GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE THEMES
GLOBAL INEQUALITY – THE GREAT INJUSTICE
“Inequality is the status quo. There
is huge inequality between
people in their access to
resources, to decision-making,
to securing human rights and
safety, and in their freedom from
discrimination. Reducing
inequality if both morally right
and pragmatically necessary for
global economic and climate
security in the future”
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Values and Attitudes
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Empathy and sense of common humanity
Valuing and respecting diversity
Commitment to social justice
Concern for those suffering injustice and oppression
Concern for the planet
Commitment to sustainability
Belief that we can make a difference
Peace-making
Interdependence
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Skills
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Critical Thinking
Cooperation and Conflict Resolution
Challenging Injustice and Inequity
Participation
SOCIAL JUSTICE
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Knowledge and Understanding
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Different Models of Social Justice
Human Rights and Responsibilities
Inequality and Poverty
Citizenship and Roles as Global Citizens
Sustainability
Interdependence and Globalisation
Diversity
Conflict and Peace
THIS PROJECT WILL HELP SCHOOLS...
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Empower young
people to take actions
to help create a more
just world
Deliver rich and exciting learning experiences
Support students to reflect on topical global
issues and themes
Prepare young people for an active role in 21st
century society
HOW IT WILL WORK
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Two or more curriculum areas to participate in the
initiative
Leeds DEC provides Social Justice training and
resources
Departments use a Social Justice Framework to
identify where Social Justice themes are currently
taught and where there may be new opportunities
Workshops (delivered by Southern advocates)
Young people are supported to take action to raise
awareness about Social Justice issues
Schools cascade experience to two or more other
schools
BENEFITS FOR YOUR SCHOOL
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Support in the development of new lessons
and modules
Practical support and training to deliver the
cross-curricular dimensions
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Identity and Diversity
Global Dimension and
Sustainable Development
(Cont...)
BENEFITS CONTINUED
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A toolkit to support a systematic review of
how the Social Justice and global Dimension
are delivered in your school
A Global Dimension mentoring program
Visits and workshops by Southern advocates
Opportunities to develop contacts with other
schools in Slovenia, Portugal, Latvia, Estonia,
Bulgaria and Nicuragua (Cont...)
BENEFITS CONTINUED
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Free access to the project learning platform
(Moodle)
The opportunity to take part in the Social
Justice Conference in Slovenia in 2012
OVERVIEW OF GLOBAL SOCIAL JUSTICE
FOR TEACHERS
NEWSLETTER
ESJ INTRODUCTORY TRAINING
PROGRAM
YEAR ONE
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Training delivered in thirteen schools
40 teachers received training
56 ESJ lessons produced
Five teachers attended a successful seminar
in Bulgaria
Many great resources developed
Links started with project partners
CHALLENGES/OPPORTUNITIES
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Pressure on staff time
Stereotypes about development
Basic understanding of the causes of poverty
Aid viewed as a solution
Limited support
Limited knowledge of MDGs
Some lessons need global perspective
PROGRESSIONS FOR YEAR TWO
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20 new schools involved
All schools using Moodle regularly
Lessons planned with Global Social Justice
aims linked to MDGs
Student actions planned and delivered
Use made of case studies/advocates
Awareness of causes of global poverty
developed amongst staff and students
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